Why ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Star Topol Is Winning the Israel Prize

Actor Haim Topol occupies a special place in the Israeli consciousness thanks to two characters, Tevye and Sallah Shabati, who represent different but complementary sides of Jewish identity.

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There are two major highlights in the film career of actor Haim Topol, who will receive the Israel Prize for lifetime achievement and contribution to Israeli society on Independence Day (April 23). Each...