Posts Tagged ‘ fiddler ’

Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings “Fiddler”

July 30, 2015
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Sammy Davis, Jr. Sings "Fiddler"

Sammy Davis, Jr., the singer, tap-dancer, and entertainer, converted to Judaism in 1961, at the age of 36. He was passionate about his adopted religion, and remained so his entire life. Nevertheless, he always had a sense of humor about his conversion, too. While hosting the Academy Awards in 1971,…

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A Forgotten Satire of Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

June 23, 2014
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A Yiddish Satire With Yiddishe Mamas and Soviet Fools

Stories of a bustling courtyard populated by hapless sages and wise young fools fill Moyshe Kulbak‘s…

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2014: The Year “Fiddler” Turns 50

January 1, 2014
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fiddler on the roof

Was there ever a real-life shtetl as joyful, as funny, as musical and, ultimately, as…

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A Surprising New History of “Fiddler on the Roof”

December 9, 2013
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wonder-of-wonder

Maybe you first heard Tevye break into song when you…

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The Temptations Do “Fiddler on the Roof”

July 17, 2013
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the-temptations

You’ve heard “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and you might even know half…

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Fiddler on the Roof, Soviet Émigré-Style

June 6, 2013
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cosmos

Nadia Kalman’s The Cosmopolitans gives us a Tevye for the…

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A Punk Fiddler

January 28, 2013
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matchmaker

“In our little village of Anatevka, you might…

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The Yiddish Godfather

July 5, 2011
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the yiddish godfather

Sholem Aleichem was one of the first authors to…

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Worf Is Jewish

March 17, 2011
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worf is jewish

Star Trek: The Next Generation was the second iteration…

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God Save the President

February 21, 2011
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God Save the president

The townsfolk from Fiddler on the Roof  had a…

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Straight from the Ghetto

January 5, 2011
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straight from the ghetto

“A bird may love a fish, but where…

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The Bible in Stereo

October 14, 2010
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the bible in stereo

Samuel L. Jackson, the actor from Pulp Fiction and Snakes on…

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