Mendele Mocher Sforim

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Birthday
21, 1835
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Nov 25, 1917 (81)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
21, 1835
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Nov 25, 1917 (81)

About

One of the founders of modern Yiddish and Hebrew literature, he is known for The Wanderings of Benjamin III and other works. He wrote in both the Hebrew and Yiddish languages.

Before Fame

During his early travels in Eastern Europe, he was followed by a beggar named Avreml Khromoy. This unsavory character inspired Sforim's novel, Fishke der Krumer (Fishke the Lame).

Trivia

He published his debut short story in Kol Mevasser, the first important Yiddish newspaper.

Family Life

He was in his early teens when his father, Chaim Moyshe Broyde, passed away.

Associated With

His acclaimed 1878 book, The Wanderings of Benjamin III, has been compared to Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote.

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