“Question: if you were not raised Jewish (in any way shape or form), did you see Fiddler on the Roof at any point in your life? School productions count. I’m trying to see something here,” @oliviamdh asked her Twitter followers on Sunday morning.
Only a few hours in and the post began to go viral. Olivia says she was trying to see if non-Jewish people were exposed to Fiddler in the same way Jewish people were.
It appears the answer was a pretty resounding yes.
The tweet elicited hundreds of replies, many are stories of non-Jews who have a unique connection to Fiddler on the Roof.
And the love of Fiddler isn’t just in the USA. One Twitter user said she grew up listening to it in Jamaica.
Another in Botswana.
Many people admitted in their responses that they didn’t even realize it was a “Jewish thing.”
Some recognized Fiddler on the Roof from renditions you may have never heard of, like “Fiddla Please,” the “all black version of Fiddler on the Roof” from the show Community.
Here’s a clip from that rendition:
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Originally Published Aug 24 2021 09:47AM EDT
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