As an estimated 3,000 people rallied against “The Death of Leon Klinghoffer,” saying that the opera glorifies anti-Semitism and terrorism, Andrew Gordon took a moment before attending the production to discuss what he expected to see.
The members of the Hebrew Institute of Riverdale learned last week what the leaders of the prominent Modern Orthodox congregation had heard about a year ago — that Rabbi Avi Weiss, the only senior spiritual leader in the synagogue’s four-decade history, will be “stepping back” from his position next year.
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For the past few weeks, my email and social media have been inundated with discussions and links to flyers, articles and events that all support the opposition, protest and even disruption of the New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’ “The Death of Klinghoffer.” And I disagree with each one.