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Sholem Aleichem and the Resonance of Tevye

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Published on Jun 30, 2011

Professor Ruth Wisse argues that the story of Tevye is the closest to writing an autobiography that Sholem Aleichem ever came. Through the story, readers bear witness to the generational conflicts Jews faced through the stories of Tevye's daughters. Moreover, Wisse draws parallels between generational conflicts and Yiddish as connected to the modernization of Jewish culture.

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