The Jewish moms—including Golde from ‘Fiddler’ and Trina from ‘Falsettos’—who deserve our reverence. Also, call your mother already.
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The show’s demise is a blow for musical theater—the art that incorporates virtually every other form of art
A plaintive Gypsy song, possibly of Ladino origin, is hybridized and reinterpreted, then viewed on the Internet, where roots and homelands blur
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The overlapping musical traditions of the Roma and the Jews
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