SPL03223 – “Bagels in a Dream are not Bagels; They are but a Dream…” An Afternoon with Sholem Aleichem
Instructor: Kurt F. Stone, D.D.
“A wise word is no substitute for a piece of herring or a bag of oats . . .” So says Tevya – father, husband, milkman, and philosopher – the most famous creation of Sholem Aleichem, the “Father of Yiddish Literature.” Aleichem, the nom-de-plume of Sholem Rabinowitz (1859-1916), was, and is, one of the world’s most universally – beloved authors. Often called “The Jewish Mark Twain,” Aleichem wrote hundreds of stories, plays, novels, and essays that portrayed the love, laughter, wiles, and weltanschauung of a lost world. Stone has been performing his acclaimed, one-man show of Sholem Aleichem for nearly 40 years, and the hundreds of performances have drawn rave reviews throughout America, Europe and even Australia. Through the course of the “visit,” Stone/Aleichem weaves the story of “his” life into tales of Tevya, Golda, Menachem Mendel, and the people of Kasrilevke. A performance not to be missed!