Marc Chagall was a Jewish painter born in 1887 whose paintings have been auctioned for as much as 14 million dollars. He lived to be 98 years old.
Isaac Bashevis Singer (below) was a Jewish writer born in 1902 who wrote exclusively in Yiddish but whose works remain magical even when translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1978.
Both men, it seems to me, capture a mood and perspective that was later popularized by Fiddler on the Roof. If you’ve not seen that movie, please do so immediately. You will thank me. With a bottle of wine. In the rain. – Indy