‘Fiddler on the Roof’ – What traditions are we passing down? By Devorah Kur

Posted by on Jul 27, 2020

This article was recently published in The Jerusalem Post. I grew up hearing my father singing the songs from Fiddler on the Roof with such gusto; so on the occasion of his 22nd yartzeit, I was in New York (last year when we could still travel,) and went to see Fiddler, in Yiddish! I was a bit worried about the Yiddish, but was pleasantly surprised to see that while the English subtitles were a huge help, I have a large vocabulary of Yiddish words and sayings. Wow, what a show! It was like my childhood came to life. Seeing Tevye as the dedicated family and community man was very nostalgic for me. My dad was so much like Tevye! Tevye This time I watched with different eyes, more mature, not little “Mammela” anymore, but a grown woman with grown-up...

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