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Aleichem

[ ah-ley-khem ]
/ ɑˈleɪ xɛm /
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noun

Sho·lom [shaw-luhm] /ˈʃɔ ləm/ or Sho·lem [shoh-lem, -luhm] /ˈʃoʊ lɛm, -ləm/ or Sha·lom [shah-lohm], /ʃɑˈloʊm/, pen name of Solomon Rabinowitz, 1859–1916, Russian author of Yiddish novels, plays, and short stories; in the U.S. from 1906.

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Aleichem
/ (ɑːˈleɪçɛm) /

noun

Sholom, real name Solomon Rabinowitz. 1859–1916, US Jewish writer, born in Russia. His works include Tevye the Milkman, which was adapted for the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof
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