Got fun Avrom from “Tevye” (1939)

In this clip from the 1939 film “Tevye,” Golda (played by Rebecca Weintraub) begs God for a good week, knowing that life will never be the same for her family now that her daughter Chava is marrying a Christian man. In those days, priests refused to officiate at weddings unless both the bride and groom were Christian, meaning that Chava would be converting to Christianity in order to marry him — a crucial detail that is often lost on today’s viewers. Got fun Avrom is a prayer recited mostly by women at the conclusion of Shabes, in Yiddish rather than loshn-koydesh (the Hebrew and Aramaic “holy tongue”). Yiddish with English subtitles. From Der Forverts.

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