Sholem Asch

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Sholem Asch (1880-11-01 - 1957-07-10) was a Polish-born American Jewish novelist, dramatist, and essayist in the Yiddish language.


  • Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
  • The lash may force men to physical labor; it cannot force them to spiritual creativity.
  • Through our soul is our contact with heaven.
  • Without a love of humankind there is no love of God.
  • Each time he hears Jews groan, he tries to break his chains- but God has vowed not to release him (the Messiah) till the Jews tear the chains from his hands.

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