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WATCH: 6,000 tune in to JN’s reunion celebration of Fiddler On The Roof!

A global audience tuned in for an emotional evening, which reunited the actors who played the leading roles in the 1971 movie

Watch Jewish News and JW3’s 50th celebration of Fiddler On the Roof!

A global audience of 6,000 tuned in for an emotional reunion of the actors who played the leading roles in the iconic 1971 movie.

For many of them, it was the first time they had seen each other for 50 years, but unfortunately Chaim Topol, who played Tevye in the original 1971 film, was unable to attend due to a head injury. He was represented by his daughter, Adit Topol Margalith.

Adit, who played Chava when her father was in the musical at the London Palladium, was joined on the platform on Sunday by Rosalind Harris (Tzeitel) Michele Marsh (Hodel), Neva Small (Chava) and Candy Bonstein (Bielke).

The event, conceived and chaired by the Jewish News’ Brigit Grant, was partnered by The Forward.

Watch in full here:

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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.

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