Tevye and Trump

Fiddler Refugees

Last night I saw a local community theater production of Fiddler on the Roof.  Interestingly, the show opened a revival production on Broadway last night while I was attending the performance here in Milford.  Fiddler is based on a series of short stories by Sholem Aleichim written in Yiddish at the turn of the 20th century about a Russian Jewish dairy farmer named Tevye and his family, who live in a small village during the end of the Russian empire and rise of the Russian revolution.  The stage and film adaptation of the story make the local Russian officials more lenient and humane whereas they are more cruel and insensitive in short stories.   

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