Rabbi Israel Zoberman to lead discussion of Tevye the Dairyman

A volume of Sholem Aleichem stories in Yiddish, with the author's portrait and signature
On Friday, April 19th, Rabbi Dr. Israel Zoberman will lead a discussion of Tevye the Dairyman, by Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916).

Tevye the Dairyman is perhaps the best-loved work of all Yiddish literature and forms the basis for the musical Fiddler on the Roof. In Tevye, Sholem Aleichem created a modern Job, who combines profound sorrow with gratitude to God for all the fullness of life.

This discussion will mark Rabbi Zoberman’s fourth visit with the Library Book Club. In the past three years, the Book Club has read Modern Hebrew masters S. Y. Agnon, Amos Oz, and David Grossman. Tevye the Dairyman is our first venture into Yiddish literature. Readers interested in Jewish history and culture will not want to miss this event. The Library owns two well-received modern translations by Schocken and Penguin Books.

The discussion will take place at 1:00 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (located inside Library Administration). For information about this or other Library Book Club events, please contact Harold Henkel at harohen@regent.edu.

Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sholem_Aleichem