Alisa Solomon, the director of the Arts & Cuture MA program at the Columbia Journalism School, is the author of Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof.

Ruby Dee’s Jewish Turn

The actress saw her 1953 role in The World of Sholom Aleichem as formative


Innocents Abroad

Jerry Herman’s musical ode to the land of milk and honey


Family Fortune

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

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