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Sundown: The Valkyries Ride in Israel

Plus Sunday in the Park with Israel, and more

Marc Tracy
June 01, 2012
Richard Wagner.(Wikipedia)
Richard Wagner.(Wikipedia)

• Richard Wagner’s music will be performed by a full symphony orchestra in Israel for the first time since there has been an Israel. David P. Goldman wrote in support of the informal boycott last year. [Haaretz]

• Sunday is the Israel Day Concert in Central Park. The lovely Danny Danon will be there. [Arutz Sheva]

• A review of a new book that proposes that Christianity’s notion of a binary God is actually an originally Jewish notion is not pleased with the book, but still makes a powerful case for seeing early Christianity—and the theology that flows from it to this day—as one competing strand among many in turn-of-the-millennium Judaism. [TNR]

• “My Jewish Abortion.” [Kveller]

• Evan Osnos on a prominent Chinese television host’s anti-Semitism. [The New Yorker News Desk]

• Ari Emanuel really does a number on this hostile question-asker (who nonetheless posts it and seems to think he got the better of the exchange?). [The Verge]

Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.