Cikl novell-pisem odno iz samyh yarkih proizvedeniy Sholoma-Aleyhema. Ego geroy, Menahem-Mendl, bednyy evrey iz mestechka, sudorozhno pytayushchiysya vybrat'sya iz nuzhdy i nadeyushchiysya nayti svoe schast'e v bol'shom gorode. Doverchivyy, nepraktichnyy i nedalekiy chelovek, on postoyanno stanovitsya zhertvoy obmana i terpit neudachu. O kazhdom svoem nachinanii on soobshchaet zhene v pis'mah, snachala vostorzhennyh, zatem otchayannyh.
The central character, Tevye the Milkman, goes around the community in the Russian countryside delivering milk and cheese, but also dispensing wisdom from the Talmud laced with his commonsense view of life. Funny, enriching but also moving, this remarkable little Jewish classic will charm all who hear it, especially in the reading by veteran audiobook performer Neville Jason.
At the end of the 19th century, Jewish writers began writing in Yiddish and creating for the first time popular literature that brought alive the small dramas, struggles, and joys of ordinary life. Sholem Aleichem was one of the very few modern writers who spoke for an entire people. This collection of stories includes the title piece and seven other tales.
The internationally renowned star of Fiddler on the Roof brings the original stories of Tevye to life! Tevye personified the dreams not only of Russian Jews but of people everywhere when he sang "If I Were a Rich Man." Now hear the original stories of Tevye, as written by Sholem Aleichem (pen name of Sholem Rabinovich): "Today's Children," "Hodl," "Chava," and "Lekh-Lekho," the stories which were the basis for Fiddler, plus "Tevye Strikes It Rich" and "Tevye Blows a Small Fortune."