Shalom Aleichem is considered by many to be the greatest of the ethnic humorists. He is perhaps best known as the creator of the character, Tevye, in one of America’s most heartwarming Musicals, “Fiddler On The Roof.”
Although it would be inaccurate to characterize Tevye as “a man of little faith,” nevertheless he constantly needles God about the way he is running things on earth. Looking up toward heaven, Tevye worries over his situation as a village dairyman: “With God’s help, I starve to death,” he complains. “And now my horse is lame, so I pull the cart. Today I am a horse. Where is justice? If I pull this cart with two legs, why can’t the horse with three? Dear God, it’s enough that you pick on me, Tevye … but what have you got against my horse? Sometimes I think when things get too quiet up there, You say to Yourself, ‘Let’s see, what kind of mischief can I play on My…
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