Why Jews Should Not Even Consider Voting for Donald Trump

OK, you know I’m a Democrat but I have always respected my Republican family and/or friends’ preference–until now.  This goes beyond disagreements over fiscal conservatism, lower taxes or whether or not you like Netanyahu. We are talking about a bona fide died-in-the-wool bigoted, ignorant demagogue.  This is important to everyone of course, but why is…

Levine and the Ring Take a Bow at Carnegie Hall

(simonbutler)For more than 40 years, we have been fans of James Levine and of his way with Wagner, especially the Ring of the Nibelungen. We have seen four Ring cycles with him (more than 20 hours of music in four operas each time) and have witnessed his growth into perhaps the most eminent Wagner conductor…