Chava - This character, who likes books and learning, is the third oldest child of the main character.
The Constable - This character is a local Russian official who is friendly with the main character but follows orders from Russian authorities.
Fydeka - This character is a young Russian who is attracted to the main character's third oldest child.
Golde - This character, who has been married for twenty-five years, runs the household efficiently. Although this character wants to uphold tradition, love of family outweighs tradition in the end.
Hodel - This character, who is the second oldest child of the main character, falls in love with a radical and eventually moves to Siberia to get married.
Motel Kamzoil - This character is an impoverished tailor who is secretly engaged and later turns out to be a good spouse.
Perchik - This character, who comes from Kiev...
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