Fiddler on the Roof

Remembering Chaim Topol.

David Herman
March 10 2023 12:01AM

From a title inspired by a Chagall painting to 35 discarded songs, the classic musical has a rich and illuminating history.

Saul Jay Singer
Feb. 3 2022 12:01AM

The renowned expert on Yiddish literature stops by to talk everything Tevye, Fiddler, Sholem Aleichem, and more.

Aug. 15 2019 12:01AM

This Tevye is no “sweetie-pie Jew.”

June 19 2019 12:01AM


Madeleine Kearns
March 18 2019 12:01AM

Translation, retranslation, and un-translation.

Alisa Solomon
June 29 2018 12:01AM

Yiddish literature’s most famous character.

Ruth Wisse
June 19 2017 12:01AM

Over eighty years in show business.

Fyvush Finkel
Aug. 18 2016 12:01AM

By the songwriters behind Fiddler on the Roof.

Gabriela Geselowitz
Nov. 3 2015 12:01AM

Yesterday was the 99th anniversary of his death.

Jeremy Dauber
May 14 2015 12:01AM

What you think you know about Jewish life in Eastern Europe is wrong, argues a fascinating (but problematic) new book.

Andrew N. Koss
Aug. 20 2014 6:34PM

To the dismay of his son, the author of Fiddler on the Roof refused to see the damage inflicted by the politics he embraced on. . .

Harry Stein
July 29 2014 12:01AM