Telling the Story of Anne Frank by Videoconference

With theaters and concert halls closed due to the coronavirus, performing artists have been seeking out alternative ways to bring their work to the public. Some have turned to videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom, which allows the viewer to watch different people in different places put on a performance more or less in unison. But only recently did the theater critic Terry Teachout find a production “specially tailored to the unique properties of the software.”

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More about: Anne Frank, Holocaust, Internet, Theater

When Jews, and Jewish Institutions, Give Cover to Anti-Semites

June 22 2021

During the recent round of fighting between Israel and Hamas, a few left-wing members of Congress not only condemned the Jewish state, but repeated libelous claims about “attacks” on al-Aqsa mosque. Worse still, their rhetoric seemed to imply, in classic anti-Semitic fashion, that Israel is not just a particularly problematic country, but one somehow at the root of all the world’s other problems. Seth Mandel writes:

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More about: ADL, Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Chuck Schumer, Congress