Sholom Aleichem

Sweet Voices of Seduction: An Excerpt From ‘Wandering Stars’

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sholom Aleichem. To celebrate the occasion, a number of events have been planned, and several new translations of his work will be released. On February 9, “Wandering Stars,” his novel about the Yiddish theater, will be published by Viking in a new translation by Aliza Shevrin. This is the first of two excerpts that will appear in the Forward over the next month.