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folksbiene:

Speaking of books, this was delivered to our office today.
I didn’t know it was adapted into an opera:

As far as I know, all the authors of adaptations of The Dybbuk have been Jewish. Italian Ludovico Rocca (1895 - 1986) is an exception, although he lived for a few years in Palestine before composing this, his most successful work. It premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 7, 1934. There was such a widespread interest that Polish radio beamed the opera’s premiere from La Scala to Warsaw. Later it was performed in Genoa, Turin, Rome, Warsaw, Budapest and Barcelona. The opera was part of the regular repertoire of La Scala until the 1980s. (Page163)

folksbiene:

Speaking of books, this was delivered to our office today.

I didn’t know it was adapted into an opera:

As far as I know, all the authors of adaptations of The Dybbuk have been Jewish. Italian Ludovico Rocca (1895 - 1986) is an exception, although he lived for a few years in Palestine before composing this, his most successful work. It premiered at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan on March 7, 1934. There was such a widespread interest that Polish radio beamed the opera’s premiere from La Scala to Warsaw. Later it was performed in Genoa, Turin, Rome, Warsaw, Budapest and Barcelona. The opera was part of the regular repertoire of La Scala until the 1980s. (Page163)

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baruchobramowitz:

a cafe near Liege in Belgium has placed two signs up in their window

one in Turkish that says “Dogs are permitted to enter this establishment, but never Jews,” one in French that simply replaces the word “Jews” with “Zionists”

please tell me more about how anti-Israel goyim are oh so careful to differentiate between the two terms

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bride-of-bucky:

My father told me there was a guy (again) in Times Square with a sign that says “Google it: The Jews own the world” and I told him not to jump to conclusions because maybe he doesn’t have a computer and he just wants us to google it to see if it’s true?

*asking for a friend* do the jews own the world??

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Emma Lazarus

importantwomensbirthdays:

Emma Lazarus was born on July 22, 1849 in New York City. Lazarus is best known for the famous lines, “Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”, but this fact alone does not tell the full story of her career. Lazarus’ 1871 book, Admetus and Other Poems, and her novel, Alide: An Episode in Goethe’s Life, won the praise critics. Coming from a Sephardic Jewish background, Emma Lazarus not only wrote about Jewish themes, but volunteered for the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and helped establish the Hebrew Technical Institute.

Emma Lazarus died in 1887 at the age of 38.

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"At the corner of 82nd Street and Broadway, between the 86th Street and 79th Street stops of the 1 and 9 subway."

ah yes. the 9 subway. the only consistent train in new york.

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wahnwitzig asked: Ahhhh I keep seeing people make this 'argument,' that Jews should stop propagating their 'otherness' because that's what leads to antisemtitism! What the hellllll, like /yeaaahhh/ it's totally the Jews that brought that upon themselves, tOTaLLy. No Jews have ever assimilated with non-Jews, only to be separated again and have their Jewishness emphasized and condemned by others. NoOoOoOo *massive eye roll of the century*

i am very suspicious that the person making that argument is at all jewish, because that kind of sentiment is just so perfectly oblivious to anything that has ever happened in our history.

i just can’t imagine how minorities are supposed to not separate ourselves from the wider culture and at the same time maintain any sort of connection to our own culture. the majority is just going to keep resorting to more and more examples of what we do to stay separate until everyone is exactly the same.

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