Questions tagged [sholom-aleichem]

Questions about the works of the Yiddish playwright and author Sholem Aleichem (pen name of Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich; 1859–1916) or his life as a writer. Use with the tag [yiddish-literature].

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Why were the young students called Sea Cats in "A Lost Lag B'Omer"?

In Sholom Aleichem's short story "A Lost Lag B'Omer", there's this paragraph: We called the young primer students the Sea Cats because they were short little tots, just learning the aleph-...