Mordechai Richler (1931 – 2001) was one of the most renowned Jewish Canadian authors. He is the author of numerous romances and plays. He was born to a Jewish Canadian immigrant family from Russia. As a grandson of a Chossid, Richler received a Jewish education as well. He grew up and studied in Montreal, followed by Paris and England, where he made a living by working as a journalist. Regardless of where he lived, his books always went back to the street where he and his friends grew up and had so many fond memories of each other. He described the street with a lot of lyricism and humour, therefore, he was dubbed as the “Canadian Shalom Aleichem”.