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  • Report: Many Jewish leaders sought leniency for Met Council’s Rapfogel

    March 30, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Many high-profile Jewish leaders called on New York’s attorney general to go easy on William Rapfogel, the former chief of New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, who stole $9 million from the charity, according to a new report.

    The Rapfogel backers included 19 rabbis,...

  • The Met nixes Russian art loan over Chabad archive

    August 15, 2011 | 9:37 pm

    New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reportedly has canceled plans for an art loan to a Russian museum in the ongoing dispute over a Chasidic archive.

    The Metropolitan Museum had planned to lend 35 items by fashion designer Paul Poiret to the Kremlin Museum in Moscow for a...

  • Richard Wagner’s Day of Reckoning

    By Tom Tugend

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Was Richard Wagner, Hitler's favorite composer, a classical anti-Semite and proto-Nazi or has conventional assumption given him a bad rap?

    Who better to consider the question than Wagner himself, and he does on his last day on earth in 1883 in an apologia pro su vida addressed to the...