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S. Niger

S. Niger

Samuel Charney, who died in New York in 1955, was known to Jewish readers as S. Niger and regarded as the dean of Yiddish literature....

Pick up an old Jewish book—pick up the Bible, the book of books, for example. You will immediately perceive that we Jews have not always...

A Yiddish Thesaurus Der Oytser fun der Yidisher Shprach (Thesaurus of the Yiddish Language). by Nahum Stutchkoff. Edited by Max Weinreich. New York, Yiddish Scientific Institute—Yivo. 933 pp....

One of Sholom Aleichem’s plays is called “It’s Hard To Be A Jew.” When Solomon Rabinowitz made his first appearance as a writer, it was...