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Voice of the Jewish News: Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime l’chaim

Marking Fiddler's 50th anniversary was a no-brainer for this paper, as we brought together the surviving cast members for Life magazine and a special performance at JW3

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It is the musical of musicals! The one we’ve known all the words to since we were children. Sunrise, Sunset echoes under every chupah and every party is heralded by the rousing notes of To Life.

It is that very song which will be performed by such esteemed names as Robert Rinder, James Cleverly and Ruth Smeeth, together with the four champion Tevyes – Dudu Fisher, Andy Nyman and Yehezkel Lazarov with a star turn from Chaim Topol in last year’s Chai virtual dinner –  which heralds our 50th anniversary celebration of the film Fiddler On The Roof this Sunday. 

Marking its 50th anniversary was a no-brainer for this newspaper. The pandemic didn’t stop us from finding the surviving cast members and bringing them together in the Passover edition of Life magazine and again virtually on Sunday for our exclusive reunion in partnership with JW3.

To see the actors who played the characters we know so well and hear
them share their memories of our favourite film is a once-in-a-lifetime moment you won’t forget… and must not miss.

Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

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