Our oldest son, Jacob, recently finished performing “Fiddler on the Roof” with Children’s Theater of Madison. I am continually captivated by “Tradition.” I like the song, but there is so much more to it than just fun lyrics.
There is one portion of the show where Tevye is talking about traditions, listing them off and telling the audience why that particular tradition is important. Some of the traditions, Tevye has no idea why they are the way they are.
What I’d like to chat about is when is tradition a significant grounding for faith; and when is it “we’ve always done it this way.”?
What are the positives and potentials pitfalls of tradition?