Meema story details


This story begins by framing what we mean by 'miracle.'  It reminds us that sometimes we refer to something extraordinary that causes wonder and astonishment. Miracles can be amazing, and even inexplicable by normal standards.  And yet, a miracle need not refer to a super-natural event;  in fact, miracles can be everyday occurrences with extraordinary meaning or significance.  Falling in love, for example, is not uncommon.  And yet, it can change our lives.

In the story of Tzeitel and Motel in The Fiddler on the Roof, it was a miracle they were able to be married at all.


The story of The Fiddler on the Roof has a universal appeal and can help us recall feelings and memories on powerful themes of trial, hope and redemption.  Surrounded by a deep sense of belonging and purpose, the prospect of emigration looms;  we already know how the story ends.  The motif of the fiddler on the roof our desire to balance autonomy and community, continuity and change, ending ultimately in tragedy.

As you engage with the story, think about how it makes you feel.  What do you notice?  What else comes to mind?  What does your partner have to say?  What are some everyday things in your own lives that are significant to you and the people you love?  

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