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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Author: Mandy Katz

Einstein and His God

18:04 13 March in 2007 April-May, Arts & Culture
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At home in Berlin in April 1929, Albert Einstein received an urgent telegram from Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein of New York: “Do you believe in God? Stop. Answer paid 50 words.” Boston Archbishop William Henry Cardinal O’Connell had derided Einstein’s famous relativity theories as “befogged...

Israel Phil and Zippity Dudamel

11:17 20 November in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Mandy Katz [caption id="attachment_1577" align="alignleft" width="400" caption="Gustavo Dudamel"][/caption] The Israel Philharmonic must be the most relaxed symphony orchestra in the world. Really, some of these musicians literally lean back in their chairs while they play. Others sway, and I caught a trombone player whispering with the...