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Jewish World Chess Champions

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 09 August 2014
 
 

Kasparov’s Ancestry

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 09 August 2014
 
 

Article on Israel by an Italian writer

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 08 August 2014
 
 

A Japanese Celebration

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 07 August 2014
 
 

‘Klinghoffer’ the opera: Biased and banal

MusicPublished: 27 June 2014

An opera about the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians might have been absolutely splendid. But one deep-seated defect of composer John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” is that he, along with librettist Alice Goodman, is biased against Israel.

Another defect: They are intellectual lightweights.

The opera has gotten loads of free publicity lately, thanks to the Metropolitan Opera’s decision not to broadcast the opera around the world come October but just to perform it on stage in Manhattan. A number of leaders of Jewish organizations — including Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League — had complained about the opera to Peter Gelb, the Met’s general manager, pointing out that it might inflame anti-Israel sentiments abroad and lead to anti-Jewish incidents.

 
 

‘Klinghoffer’ the opera: Biased and banal

Foxman: “Klinghoffer” Not Neutral

MusicPublished: 27 June 2014

Abraham Foxman of Bergen County, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, answered our questions about the opera “The Death of Klinghoffer”:

Jewish Standard: What is your response to the cancellation of the HD broadcast of “Death of Klinghoffer”?

Abe Foxman: While we would have hoped that the Metropolitan Opera would have stayed away from mounting such a problematic opera, we are pleased that Peter Gelb and the Met decided to cancel the global simulcast of “The Death of Klinghoffer.” While not everyone will be pleased with the outcome, I believe that this was the best solution, given the fact that the opera will now only be seen by patrons attending the production at Lincoln Center in New York. Moreover, the Met has volunteered space in the Playbill program for an essay by the Klinghoffer daughters explaining their point of view. It should be noted that other recent productions, such as one staged earlier this year by Long Beach Opera in California, have made similar accommodations to the Klinghoffer family.

 
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‘Klinghoffer’ the opera: Biased and banal

The Achille Lauro: What really happened

MusicPublished: 27 June 2014

Leon Klinghoffer, 69 years old when he was murdered in 1985, is buried in Beth David Memorial Park in Kenilworth. His funeral, held in Temple Shaaray Tefila in Manhattan, drew about 800 mourners.

An American Jew, Mr. Klinghoffer had been killed by one of four hijackers of the cruise ship Achille Lauro, sailing in the Mediterranean, and his body and wheelchair were thrown overboard. The hijackers had separated the 20 Jews, Americans, and Britons from the other passengers. Mr. Klinghoffer’s body washed up on shore in Syria, and the Syrians returned it to the United States.

Four months after her husband’s murder, 59-year-old Marilyn Klinghoffer died of colon cancer. The Klinghoffers left two daughters, Ilsa and Lisa, who both live in New York City.

 
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Re George Jean Nathan

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 26 June 2014
 
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Israeli Personal Ads

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 03 June 2014
 
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Israeli Fireworks

Published: 28 May 2014
 
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