This Day in Jewish History / The founder of modern Jewish literature is born
Sholem Abramovich, a.k.a. Mendele Mokher Sfarim, drew on his experiences of poverty - and grew increasingly cynical.
January 2, 1836, is the date of birth of the writer known as Mendele Mokher Sfarim, who is widely seen as the founder of both Hebrew and Yiddish modern literature.
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