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Can you believe that it’s the fiftieth anniversary of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof ?Read More...
“Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy.” Highly recommended.
Watching the documentary, “Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy,” which explores the powerful influence of Jewish musical traditions on Broadway, reminded me of Aaron Rosen, the jazz musician, a character in my Jewish historical novel, The Nine Inheritors:
Jewish historical fiction explores themes that relate to the Jewish experience, primarily that of being an outsider in society, and an outsider as a Jew living among Christians. While Jewish historical novels have Jewish-historical content, Jewish fiction does not seek to proselytize. Authors of Jewish fiction do not need to be Jewish. Conversely, just because an author is Jewish does not make his or her book a work of Jewish fiction. Authors not only portray significant events in Jewish history, including the Holocaust, but also show Jews as fully functioning members of the society and times in which they happen to be living. As the Author of The Nine Inheritors: The Extraordinary Odyssey of a Family and Their Ancient Torah Scroll, I hope that my novel will serve to promote true empathy for Jewish history and experience.