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Arts & Culture

Should Jews Play Wagner?

14:28 28 July in Arts & Culture, Culture
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by Theodore Samets Richard Wagner, the lauded 19th-century German composer of operas such asTristan und Isolde and Parsifal, had an anti-Semitic streak. It was more than just a streak. He discussed Jews throughout his writings, most notably in an essay, “Judaism in Music,” which derided Felix Mendelssohn...

Yossi Leshem

Meet the Birdman

20:45 17 July in 2011 July-August, Arts & Culture, Israel
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Yossi Leshem—the world-renowned ornithologist and champion of Israel’s environmental movement—resembles a cross between a linebacker and an academic. Frameless glasses perched precariously on his nose, he speeds through Jerusalem’s narrow streets, simultaneously leaning down to fumble for a pamphlet about owls, answering his cell phone...