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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...