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Warren Boroson
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George S. Kaufman’s Ancestor

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 16 October 2009

Dreyfus’s Favorite Granddaughter

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 08 October 2009

“Some of My Best Friends…”

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 03 October 2009

What Disraeli Actually Said

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 25 September 2009

Shostakovich on Jews

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 21 September 2009

Jewish Opera Singers

Boroson's AnecdotagePublished: 09 September 2009
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Is there such a thing as a kosher bank?

LocalPublished: 04 September 2009

What’s so different about Cross River Bank in Teaneck?

About half the staff is Jewish, and many of the men wear kippot at work — including the chairman, Gilles Gade. Gade, who is 43, even wore his kippah — proudly — while being interviewed on CNBC and Fox Business News.

The bank is closed on Friday afternoons (at 4), Saturdays, and Jewish holidays. Doesn’t this hurt business? Gade replies, “It’s a blessing.” The bank gets a good deal of business from Jewish institutions.

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Richard Wagner

The devil who had good tunes

Cover Story Published: 07 August 2009

Composer Richard Wagner’s feelings about Jews were summarized in his statement that “I hold the Jewish race to be the born enemy of pure humanity and everything noble in it.”

His virulent anti-Semitism poses a painful problem for music-lovers and particularly for Jews. He was not only a despicable human being but a great artist, and we want to believe that all geniuses are decent human beings — kind, generous, fair, selfless, and modest.

The notion that genuises are always noble is something we carry with us from childhood. Children need and want admirable role models; it’s only later in life that they may learn that George Washington kept slaves, that Shoeless Joe Jackson couldn’t say it wasn’t so (that he helped throw the 1919 World Series), that Sir Francis Bacon was a crook, and that Wagner was, as Leon Botstein, the president of Bard College, has called him, “a racist ass.”

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Richard Wagner

Comments on Wagner’s music

Cover Story Published: 07 August 2009

“Every time I listen to Wagner, I get the urge to invade Poland.”

— Woody Allen

“Wagner has great moments but dull quarter hours.”

—Giacomo Rossini

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Richard Wagner

Diagnosing Wagner

Cover Story Published: 07 August 2009

Edward Said, the late pro-Palestinian Columbia professor, has called Richard Wagner a narcissist, and the label seems to fit perfectly.

According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders published by the American Psychiatric Association, a narcissist has a “pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts….”

A narcissist, according to the DSM, is someone who exhibits five (or more) of the following:

1. a grandiose sense of self-importance

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