Each individual audience member is personally witnessing something excruciatingly violent, a fact the play consistently forces them to remember.
It has been such a week; the only thing to say is oy, and the only thing to do is make plans for the weekend for the sake of distraction.
To Iraqi Jews and their descendants, the archive represents the rich communal life and history they were forced to leave behind.
A bipartisan group of senators is advocating for the archive to stay in the United States.
To Tevye, a belief in God goes hand-in-hand with a belief in humor.
“At the end of the day, 850,000 Jews are now completely gone from the Arab countries. The only thing left is our dignity.”
“When I go to the cemetery, in front of the tomb where all these destroyed Torahs are buried, I feel like I’m praying at the tomb of my ancestors.”
“They have no right to give it back, because it’s not theirs.”
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Language has become a flash point of the political landscape.