Circle Book Group: Tevye's Daughters

At a member's home in Brookline


Book: Tevye’s Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. Translated by Frances Butwin.


In anticipation of May’s concert by Boston Workmen’s Circle’s A Besere Velt Yiddish Chorus titled "Tevye's Daughters: Journeys to a Better World,” we’ll read Tevye’s Daughters by Sholem Aleichem.


This book of short stories was made into the play and movie “Fiddler on the Roof”. Tevye was baffled by his daughters. That he had seven daughters and no sons-well, that was God's will. And the girls’ world revolved around their father. But as they grew up, they saw that the world was big and changing, that there were other ideas and other people. What made it so difficult for Tevye was that they had minds and wills of their own. The young women represent a new generation of free thinkers, grappling with tradition to pursue their dreams.  


There are seven copies in the Minuteman Library Network. There are also inexpensive hardcover copies available through Amazon.


We meet from 10:15 AM until 12:15 PM, beginning with bagels, coffee and socializing. This is an open group that welcomes all readers interested in expanding their understanding of the wide variety of Jewish experiences throughout history and across the world


For location information, please email Liz.


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