“Café Humanities: The Curious Life and Curiouser Afterlife of Sholem Aleichem”

Tonight, learn about Sholem Aleichem, the 19th-century Jewish writer whose tales of Tevye the Milkman inspired the musical Fiddler on the Roof, which debuted on Broadway in 1964. Columbia Yiddish professor Jeremy Dauber will analyze the author’s life and portrayal of Russian-Jewish life before the Holocaust.