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November 13: Dame Harriet Cohen

Harriet Cohen, a British pianist who played a 1934 concert with Albert Einstein to raise funds for the rescue of Jewish scientists from Nazi Germany, died on this date in 1967. Cohen was one of the best-known and most-photographed classical musicians of her day and had active friendships with Eleanor Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, D.H. […]

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Party Poopers at Israel’s 60th

An Editorial For American Jewish leaders, the 60th anniversary of Israel is an occasion for piety, patriotism, and paranoia. Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, endorses ‘my country right or wrong’ sentiments: “Let us not allow our dissatisfaction with this or that government policy to dampen our support for Israel … […]

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