Sholem Aleichem Statue

Russian Far East

Surrounded by trees on the pedestrian stretch of ul Sholom-Aleykhema is this quirky statue of Sholem Aleichem, whose much-loved Yiddish shtetl tales became the basis for Fiddler on the Roof.

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