Selected Stories Author:Sholom Aleichem Includes Yiddish glossary. Introduction by Alfred Kazin. 29 stories of 5 to 33 pages. About the Yiddish (Medieval High German+Hebrew & Slavic words) speaking Jews of Eastern Europe. The author was born near Kiev,Ukraine in 1859 & died in the Bronx in 1916. His name means(in Hebrew): "Peace Be Unto You".