I never liked ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’ But watching ‘Tevye’—a Yiddish film released 80 years ago, long before the musical—with my father, I changed my view of the legendary lead character.
Rokhl’s Golden City: Love, lust, and ‘Fiddler on the Roof’
Rokhl’s Golden City: Happy Khanike!
Stalin-victim Dovid Bergelson’s ‘The End of Everything’ is about the demise of Eastern European Jewish life
How miniature versions of the Five Books of Moses became a fixture of children’s Simchat Torah celebrations
Ep. 145: To celebrate a new all-Yiddish production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ we take a look at the play’s enduring cultural significance, and talk to the actors about learning Yiddish for their roles
Why has the musical been beloved in Japan for 50 years?
As demonstrated by the ‘Jewish Don Quixote,’ by S.Y. Abramovitsh, aka Mendele the Book Peddler
Rokhl’s Golden City: Irving Penn, Florine Stettheimer, the late, great Uriel Weinreich, and the fragile continuity of Yiddish culture
A long-lost space age satire about what it means to be a Jew from one of science fiction’s greatest humorists
Though he died 100 years ago, Sholem Aleichem’s creations live on in many ways
Adaptation of the 1970 musical to premiere Off-Broadway in October
Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple
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