What did Mostel perform for a mainstream TV audience long before American popular culture embraced multiculturalism? A Yiddish song.
Only a small number of writers possess, like Sholem Aleichem, the necessary breadth to create both hilarious and bitterly tragic moments.
The FBI has revealed covert photographs of a villager known as Tevye colluding with Russian diplomats.
The Museum of Folk Architecture and Rural Life in Liviv, Ukraine offers an ethnically cleansed version of the past.
The triumph of Brexit and Trump is the lazy eye of a perfect storm: Populist fears seep through the cracks in the social contract. 2016 marked the return of the tribe, 2017 will show the force of the tribe in action.
Watching ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ is tradition. (TRAAAADITION!) So here’s what happened when Orthodox website Jew and the City screened the film to Hasidim for the first time.
Anatevka, the fictional village from ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ is about to become a real-life refugee camp for Ukrainian Jews displaced by the conflict ravaging the region.
Theodore Bikel turned 90 last month. The man who played Tevye talked to the Forward about growing up socialist, Bob Dylan and how to not get bored in your nineties.
The landmark and ground-breaking musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ is commemorating its 50th anniversary — at the same time its lyricist Sheldon Harnick is turning 90.
The stars illuminating Symphony Space’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater at the December 2 “Miracle of Miracles” Hanukkah Gala were “Sunshine Boys” (almost 90) Theodore Bikel, (91 year young) Fyvush Finkel and (102 year sharp-as-a-tac stunner) Bel Kaufman. Honoree Bikel — who has portrayed Tevye more than 2500 times worldwide — witnessed the arrival of Hitler in Vienna and escaped to Palestine. It was noted, “When the Jews of Russia needed advocates, Bikel was the prominent vociferous voice performing their songs of defiance.”