“I’m an unrepentant optimist by nature. No liberal or social democrat who seeks progress can afford the luxury of being a pessimist.”
Unlike many of his colleagues in academia and journalism, Nathan Glazer, who has died at 95, never allowed his opinions to fossilize.
Carol Channing, perhaps best known for “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Hello, Dolly!” has died at 97, leaving behind a rich Jewish history.
“Salinger was aware towards the end of his life that his own fans were waiting for him to die so that they could read his unpublished manuscripts.”
The recent wedding of Carnegie Hall’s Sir Clive Gillinson and Anya Deutsch was underscored by the theme to “Schindler’s List.” Is that kosher?
Magician, actor, author and bibliophile Ricky Jay has died at the age of 72.
They were pulling songs from different countries, and engaging with music beyond global politics. The Weavers were very much a pop group
“Singling out Jews as targets for suspicion or reproach was not unusual for Wodehouse.”
Philip Roth’s Intimate Farewell through Chamber Music
“Jews and the Armenians have so much in common, in misfortune, in joy, in work, in music, in the arts…”