' means 'Hello, peace be with you.' For Santa Monica Playhouse it means 'richness in Jewish theatre for the community to enjoy.'" (The Messenger)
And yet, if Israel should embody the wisdom of loving the land together with the stranger, its current government promotes its antithesis, calling asylum seekers "infiltrators," the Bedouin "invaders," Gaza protesters "terrorists" and Jews who care "traitors." When our "Shalom Aleichem
" welcomes not only the angels but also that Palestinian man's family, when we can weave a whole human tapestry out of our desire for the land, then we will know that we too are home.
387; Luther Henderson: Dixie Bach; Enrique Crespo: Vals Peruano; Caleb Hudson: White Rose; John Holborne/WF Mills: Muy Linda; Luther Henderson: Cool Bach; Augustm Lara/Don Bagley: Granada; Traditional/Boris Pigovat: Shalom aleichem
; Luther Henderson: Bebop Bach; Jose Padilla/Don Bagley: El Relicario; Francisco Tarrega/Don Bagley: Recuerdos de la Alhambra; Bach/Neil Balm: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor.
It's been more than half a century since director/choreographer Jerome Robbins nurtured a mega-hit musical from the Yiddish tales of Sholem Aleichem
, and many things have changed.
Many centuries before Sholem Aleichem
's writings served as inspiration for the honest words of Tevye's tongue, a man named Agur prayed an equally honest but somewhat different prayer to God regarding His economics.
Kaufman, the granddaughter of Yiddish writer Sholem Aleichem
and a vital link to Yiddish culture, died at her Manhattan home after a brief illness, said her daughter, Thea Goldstine.
Citing examples from Heinrich Heine, Sholem Aleichem
, Borscht Belt, and other literary and pop culture influences, she analyzes the functions of Jewish/Yiddish humor in addressing the anxieties of Jewish life, from insider jokes in the East European shtlel to comedy popular with general American audiences.
Director/choreographer Jerome Robbins signed on to the project--an adaptation of Sholem Aleichem
's short stories about Tevye, a Jewish milkman toiling in a shtetl in czarist Russia to provide for his wife and seven daughters--because he was determined to recreate for audiences a vanished world undone by Russian oppression, forced emigration and cultural assimilation, and, finally, the Holocaust.
Bard has done Sholom Aleichem
's iconic character full justice and in the process deftly crafted a truly memorable, thoughtful, and above all, entertaining novel that is very highly recommended for anyone who ever enjoyed a performance of "Fiddler On The Roof" and wanted to know what came next for Tevye and his family.
Another famous matchmaker in Jewish literature is Yente, based on the characters in Sholem Aleichem
. Molly Picon immortalized her in the 1971 movie version of Fiddler on the Roof, as a wheedling noodge, a poor widow more interested in the commission she may make than in the happiness of the couple.
"Part Sholom Aleichem
, part Woody Allen, part homage to Philip Roth's The Ghost Writer, it is a story of neurotic Jews, the problem of memory and the solace of suffering.
Roberta Lasken, showing enormous growth since her first year of piano in 2008, played "Hevenu Shalom Aleichem
(traditional)", "Waltzing the Blue" by Catherin Rollin and George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue".