Today in Yiddishkayt… December 18 Birthday of Nokhem-Meyer Shaykevitsh — Shomer, Yiddish Bestselling Author Today is the birthday of Nokhem-Meyer Shaykevitch, born December 18, 1849 in Nesvizh (today Нясвіж, Belarus). From 1889, under the pseudonym Shomer, he became the first bestselling and most prolific modern Yiddish author writing over 200 romance novels, stories, and plays. Among his Danielle Steel-Harlequin-romance-tinged work, written in a heavily Germanized Yiddish (later derided as “daytshmerish“) were the popular דיא אונגליקליכע ליעבע...Read More
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