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  • CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

    May 4, 2011 | 10:30 am

    The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner’s anti-Israel statements.

    The New York Jewish Week reported that the request by CUNY’s John Jay...

  • Racial Tensions Take Center Stage

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 25, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    When the "Coloreds Only" sign disappeared from a water fountain at the train station in Tony Kushner's hometown of Lake Charles, La., one day in the early 1960s, it was a sign of the dawning civil rights movement, which had emerged elsewhere in the South but only subtly in Lake...

  • The Mirror of

    By Rabbi Ed Feinstein

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Lawrence Kushner tells of the time he brought a nursery-school class into the synagogue sanctuary for a tour. He showed them the bimah, the ner tamid, the cantor's and rabbi's lecterns. Finally, the tiny kids stood before the huge doors of the Holy Ark.

    "What do you suppose is...