German-Jewish

A Jewish Tone For The Sound Of Music?

Grandson Oscar III says German-Jewish heritage influenced Hammerstein's work.

01/02/2013

Oscar Hammerstein II was raised by Scottish Presbyterians, and the only time he ever entered a synagogue was to deliver eulogies at Temple Emanu-El on 5th Avenue in Manhattan.

Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin, Oscar Hammerstein II and Helen Tamiris. Library of Congress

Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wilf?

Forget the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Turns out a Knesset member merits her own special boycott — not because she’s Israeli, but because she’s intermarried.

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