The Shtetl Jew: Relic or Role Model?
If Tevye's Judaism is anything to go by, don't you think it's time for an updated version?
This article featured in this week's Chabad.org magazine points out how the shtetl life may not an indication of an outdated lifestyle but a continuation of an authentic tradition. Is the famous film Fiddler on the Roof an accurate depiction of a time that once was? How does it relate to religious jews today?
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While you are at it, you can read Yaakov Brawer's take on this topic in Tevye's Query.