Sholem Aleichem: Laughing in the Darkness
June 29, 2014
Written, produced and directed by Joseph Dorman
Sholem Aleichem USA, 2011, 93 minutes
This riveting portrait of the great writer whose stories became the basis of the Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof, tells the tale of a rebellious genius who created an entirely new genre of literature.
Introductory remarks by Dr. Ethan Schuman, dentist and chazzan by profession, shochet (ritual slaughterer) and mohel by training, Yiddishist and violinist by avocation. Dr. Schuman has traveled the world, seeking out small remnants of Jewish communities in need.