[Mendele] Mendele Personal Notices & Announcements--Rapchik in Sholem?

Victor Bers victor.bers at yale.edu
Fri Nov 20 11:05:26 EST 2009

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Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:42:56 -0400
From: Henry Sapoznik <klezkamp at hvc.rr.com>
Subject: Frage - Second attempt [untershames shuldik]

Tayere Mendelyaner,

My dear mother, Pearl Sapoznik,  who, when she met my yellow labrador 
retriever  Lazbik (named after the Yiddish speaking Communist dog in 
Chaver Paver's  delightfulchildren's books of the same name) said "er kikt 
af dir azey vi rapchik afn tat'n"
Though I think I understand the context (angry, expectant, etc.) and 
believe there was a Sholem Aleichem character named Rapchik, I don't 
understand the originalcontext of her vertl.

Any clues?

A dank.

Henry Sapoznik

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