By Ben Quinn
Jerusalem Quartet Draws Discordant Note in Britain
When well-organized hecklers disrupted a recent London performance by the Jerusalem Quartet, the protest resonated far beyond Wigmore Hall, the city’s famous and much loved lunchtime place of pilgrimage for music lovers seeking a break from the hubbub of central London. Not only did the disturbance cause the BBC to pull the plug on its…
UTOPIA OR AUSCHWITZ: GERMANY’S 1968 GENERATION AND THE HOLOCAUST By Hans Kundnani Columbia University Press, 374 Pages, $27.50 One morning in November 1969, a homemade bomb was discovered inside a Berlin Jewish community center, only a day after the center hosted a commemoration of the 1938 Kristallnacht pogroms. At first glance, circumstances suggested neo-Nazis were…
On the London Stage, New Depiction Of Fagin Revives an Old Stereotype
London — He is one of the most infamous antisemitic caricatures of all time, a devious hook-nosed villain rivaled in stereotypical notoriety by only Shakespeare’s Shylock. Fagin, the Jewish street thief immortalized in print by Charles Dickens, has once again made a triumphant return to the stage in a new production of “Oliver!” the musical…
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Jewish Deli and Yiddish Cooking in a TikTok World
Tue., Feb. 27, 2024 • 1 P.M. ET
Today many young people are creating and sharing short cooking videos through social media channels like TikTok. For Jews from non-traditional or non-religious backgrounds this has become a fun way to engage with their Jewish identity.
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