Fiddler On The Roof, a Jewish classic not many kids have seen

Ethan K.

In honor of Passover, the Jewish holiday, I will be talking about the play (then turned into film adaptation) Fiddler On The Roof, which follows poor milkman Reb Tevye and the Ukrainian village of Anatevka. As the world around them is changing heavily, Tevye (played by Chaim Topol) tries to stick to tradition, for example, the tradition that the father shall choose the husband of his daughter. Fiddler On The Roof is filled with Jewish classic pieces, some of my favorites (coming from someone of Jewish descent, and activity religious.) are “If I were a rich man” “L’chaim” (lit: to life), and “Tradition”. I asked Sephardic (a part of Judaism, which people are from the Iberian peninsula. like Ashkenazi, who belong to eastern Europe. Which I am a part of). Mr. Heaton what he thinks of the play “the songs are catchy, especially Sunrise, Sunset. Matchmaker matchmaker find me a catch, (part of a song sung by Reb Tevye’s daughters).  It’s been such a long time.. I need to watch it again, I think what sticks out with me is the songs.” The film has left an impact on Jewish modernization and is a classic. To all celebrating Passover, Chag Sameach!