Kick off the long weekend with our favorite episodes of Vox Tablet, Unorthodox, and Israel Story
The Austrian-American folk singer, union activist, and actor, is perhaps best known for playing Tevye the Dairyman more than 2,000 times
Adaptation of the 1970 musical to premiere Off-Broadway in October
Sheldon Harnick celebrates 50 years of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
An excerpt from Stars of David: Prominent Jews Talk About Being Jewish
Peter Pan Live! was good, but NBC should really take us back to Anatevka
He did it as a senior, and it was awesome.
Clarinetist David Krakauer unites iconic films, animation, and a swinging sextet in a rollicking multimedia project
Alisa Solomon’s kaleidoscopic look at ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ explores the political and cultural backdrop of the 49-year-old smash
Jeremy Dauber’s biography of the genius behind Tevye traces his life and legacy from shtetl child to international superstar
Just as we sing lullabies to newborns, I now offer the same loving care as part of my work with a burial fellowship
David Krakauer links the mediums
The Russian capital’s recent boom in kosher restaurants shows that kashrut isn’t just for Jews anymore
The upper-crust Edwardians of Downton Abbey, now back on PBS, are as bound by tradition as the shtetl Jews of Fiddler on the Roof
Critic Daphne Merkin’s all-time top ten
Plus when did *she* grow to be so tall? and more
There are many stereotypes of Jewish women, and mail-order bride isn’t one of them. But in the 19th century, some left Eastern Europe for the American frontier, where they married men they’d never met.
Celebrating the man who made Tevye sing
Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more
With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction
Composer passes mere days after writer
Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.
Movies for the Mourning
Inquiring Tablet commenters want to know!
After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka
Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories
The enigmatic “Jew fairy” at the center of The Boys in the Band
Funky soul from the desert and other musical surprises
Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs