This day in Jewish history / A Yiddish writer who ruffled Jews' feathers is born
Sholem Asch, the Polish-born Yiddish novelist, ran afoul of Jewish sensibilities with his writings on Christianity.
November 1, 1880, is the birthdate of Sholem Asch, the Polish-born Yiddish novelist whose books were best-sellers in their day, but who ran afoul of Jewish sensibilities when he began writing about early Christianity.
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