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Is Handel’s ‘Messiah’ an Anti-Semitic Screed?

By Benjamin Ivry

Is Handel’s ‘Messiah’ an Anti-Semitic Screed?
Music-loving Jews tend to enjoy the German composer Handel’s famous oratorio. That makes new research claiming that the ‘Hallelujah’ chorus is anti-Jewish all the more troublesome.Read More


A Century of Anti-Semitism on the American College Campus

By Benjamin Ivry

A Century of Anti-Semitism on the American College Campus
Some may think anti-Jewish prejudice is a relatively new phenomenon on campus. A new study reveals a long history of anti-Semitism at America’s universities.Read More


How Darren Aronofsky and 'Noah' Got The Ark Wrong

By Benjamin Ivry

How Darren Aronofsky and 'Noah' Got The Ark Wrong
Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Noah’ has displeased fundamentalists for its non-literal approach. A new book suggests a more basic issue problem — it got the shape of the ark wrong.Read More


Remembering Art Raymond, Who Provided Yiddishkeit in a Black Sombrero

By Benjamin Ivry

Remembering Art Raymond, Who Provided Yiddishkeit in a Black Sombrero
Art Raymond died at the age of 91. The longtime radio DJ and WEVD personality left behind a long, fascinating legacy — including his famed black sombrero.Read More


The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg

By Benjamin Ivry

The Mystery of Raoul Wallenberg
The 70th anniversary of the disappearance of Raoul Wallenberg is approaching. A new biography asks what spurred the Swedish businessman to save so many Jews.Read More






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