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My Saturday Music: Shalom Aleichem – Fiddler on the Roof

Shalom Aleichem
Not far from the synagogue in Bolshaya Bronnaya St. stands a small monument to the great Shalom Aleichem. Immediately as we saw his figure we began to exchange recollections of Fiddler on the Roof, a Tony-winning musical by Norman Jewison after Aleichem’s Tevye the Milkman. My friend watched the musical in one go on a DVD only recently. I watched it on TV back in 1990s and haven’t really tried to watch it again, mostly because the impression was indelible. So, below is an extract from the movie, called ‘Tradition’. Enjoy!