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Tsaytl and Parenting

September 5, 2014

In Sholem Aleichem’s short story “Today’s Children,” Tevye’s eldest daughter Tsaytl yearns to marry a lowly tailor over a wealthy butcher. For her father Tevye this poses a real dilemma. In this clip the novelist Dara Horn discusses the sorts of questions we must ask to evaluate Tevye with the participants in Tikvah’s advanced institute “The Future of the Family.”


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