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The Librettist’s Granddaughter

Celebrating the man who made Tevye sing

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Sundown: Searching for a Peace Process Jolt

Plus the Jews are thriving in Baltimore, and more

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Western Promises

With her debut novel, The Cosmopolitans, Nadia Kalman expands the boundaries of Soviet-Jewish immigrant fiction

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Jerry Bock, of ‘Fiddler,’ Dies at 81

Composer passes mere days after writer

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A Serious Mensch

Fyvush Finkel’s career, rooted in Yiddish theater, has lasted nearly eight decades. And he’s not planning on retirement anytime soon.

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Top Ten for the Ninth of Av

Movies for the Mourning

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Why Do Jews Argue So Much?

Inquiring Tablet commenters want to know!

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A Milkman in Winter

After 42 years, ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ star Topol is still stuck in Anatevka

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Second Fiddle

Sholem Aleichem’s newly-translated novel fails to rise to the heights reached by his stories

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Party Animal

The enigmatic “Jew fairy” at the center of The Boys in the Band

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Out of the Extraordinary

Funky soul from the desert and other musical surprises

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High Fidelity

Josh Kun finds forgotten treasures in old, discarded LPs

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Finding the Beat

Let go of your skepticism about new Jewish music

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Books That Have Read Me

The works that shaped my imagination

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Pioneer Tunes

A conversation with Alisa Solomon about the first—and last—Zionist musical comedy on Broadway

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Tevye on the West End

Henry Goodman explores the inner workings of a milkman-patriarch

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Family Fortune

After Fiddler and The Apple Tree, Harnick and Bock took on a different challenge

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Fiddler Crabs

Preemptive strikes denounced an “ethnically cleansed” revival, and critics took the bait. But does nostalgia really honor tradition?

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