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Congregation Beth Emeth Dvar Torah

Congregation Beth Emeth D’var Torah Jan Lisa Huttner will do the Dvar Torah at Temple Beth Emeth in Flatbush, discussing the Daughters of Zelophehad as the precursors of Tevye’s daughters in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. The five Daughters of Zelophehad make their first appearance in this week’s Parsha “Pinchas” (Numbers Chapters 26 & 27). Join…

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Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood Lecture

Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood Lecture Unlike most discussions of Fiddler on the Roof, this presentation will turn the spotlight on women—the female characters in Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye stories and the women in Solomon Rabinowitz’s personal life. Solomon Rabinowitz loved women—especially his wife Olga and their many daughters—and Huttner contends it was this love that enabled…

Robbins, Jewison & The Fiddler On September 22, 1964

Robbins, Jewison & The Fiddler  On September 22, 1964—the opening night of a new Broadway musical called Fiddler on the Roof—a man named Harry Rabinowitz sat in the audience “amid a crowd of cousins and family friends.” After the final curtain, Harry, “deeply moved,” went back stage to find his son. Years later, Gershon Rabinowitz—the…

Tevye’s Daughters: From Chawton to Broadway

Tevye’s Daughters Tevye’s Daughters: From Chawton to Broadway In this presentation, the fourth of my annual series on the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof, I will explore the character arcs of Teyve’s three eldest daughters (Tzeitel, Hodel, and Chava) and their transformation from page to stage. September 22, 2014 will be the 50th anniversary…