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Posts Tagged ‘New York City’

Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882

My Parsifal Conductor

Alice Burdick Schweiger Special to the Jewish News Heading to NYC this fall? Check out this play written by a Jew, based on an opera by an anti-Semite that was conducted by his close friend, a Jew. Above: Amalie Materna, Emil Scaria and Hermann Winkelmann (right) in the 1882 premiere production of Parsifal in Bayreuth, 1882…

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Steven M. Cohen

Misconduct Alleged

JTA and JN Staff Sociologist faces sexual harassment accusations. Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the leading Reform seminary, has opened a Title IX investigation against well-known Jewish sociologist Steven M. Cohen, Ph.D., after several women accused him of sexual misconduct. The allegations, published July 19 in an extensive investigative article by the New York…

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Love & War: An Alex and Eliza Story

Book Chat – “Love & War”

I have never been a big fan of historical fiction, but I am a big fan of “Hamilton.” So, that fascination led me to Alex & Eliza (Penguin Young Readers Group, 2017) by Melissa De La Cruz. When I heard that a second book was coming out this spring, I knew I had to read it.…

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Jewfro: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Kitchen

I’ve never met Sammy Vieder, but we live less than a mile apart and I’m pretty sure we’re related. Not related as a result of the sprawling extended family I married into almost 12 noisy years ago. Nor to be confused with my brother Sam, my cousin Sam, my nephew Sammy or my grandma’s second…

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Time, Memory, Marriage

Author Dani Shapiro discusses her latest memoir, a searing look at life, love — and marriage. The life of memoirist and novelist Dani Shapiro is pretty much an open book. Exploring her responses to events both profound and mundane, Shapiro has written the best-selling memoirs Still Writing, Devotion and Slow Motion, and only last month…

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Alexandra Kirsch-Thompson. Detroit to New York blogger. New. Detroit Jewish News.

Meet Alexandra Kirsch-Thompson – From Detroit To New York

Blogging for the Detroit Jewish News feels like a homecoming of sorts. I grew up in Metro Detroit and spent my childhood flipping through the pages of the print edition after my Bubbie Cyrille had thumbed through it (obituaries first), hoping to spot simchah announcements from family or friends. When I moved to New York,…

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