Friday, September 21, 2018

Germany Tag

A Cemetery Story

16:23 15 December in Culture, Religion
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[caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Berlin's Weissensee Cemetery (courtesy of Seventh Art Releasing)"][/caption] A documentary about a cemetery: It may not sound like much of a crowd-pleaser, but the German film In Heaven, Underground, directed by Britta Wauer and tracking the 131-year history of Europe's second-largest Jewish...

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...

Keeping Up With the Times: Digitizing Holocaust Archives

12:56 18 February in History, Latest, Religion
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By Amanda Walgrove The rapid growth of technology, characteristic of the twenty-first century, has altered methods of human relation. Communicating through Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and email correspondence can make interpersonal connections seem trivial and dispassionate, but technological advancements can also produce meaningful intimacy. For example, we...