“please tell him that I am the American Sholem Aleichem.”
February 29, 2016 9:15 PM   Subscribe

From the Tablet article:
The procession’s first stop was at Ohab Tzedek, the Orthodox synagogue on Harlem’s 116th Street. There, “El malei rakhamim” was chanted again, this time by the synagogue’s world-famous cantor, and Sholem Aleichem’s friend, Yossele Rosenblatt.

Here's a recording of Yossele Rosenblatt singing E-l Malei Rachamim (possibly a fundraiser for victims of the Titanic?). Wikipedia for background on the prayer.
posted by Joe in Australia at 9:43 PM on February 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

So now I have learned that the first translations of Aleichem's work were by Julius and Frances Butwin of St. Paul, Minnesota.

I used to work at a camp with their name, Camp Butwin, run by the JCC of St. Paul.

posted by maxsparber at 12:29 PM on March 1, 2016

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