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From Broadway to book fest, Bob Abelman has seen four facets of the artistic and journalistic experience: actor, critic, reporter and now as a featured author of the Mandel Jewish Community Center’s Cleveland Jewish Book Festival.

No creative work by or about Jews has won the hearts of Americans as thoroughly as “Fiddler on the Roof.” The original 1964 Broadway production of the musical, based on the stories written by Sholem Aleichem in 1894, ran for a then-unprecedented 3,242 performances and earned nine Tony Awards.

The closing event for the Mandel Jewish Community Center of Cleveland’s Jewish Book Festival on Nov. 20 will feature Jean Chatzky and Dr. Michael Roizen, co-authors of “Age-Proof: Living Longer Without Running Out of Money or Breaking a Hip.”