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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Thursday, August 24, 2017

Arts & Culture

There have been many books written on Palestinian identity and history but none are as scholarly and authoritative as Assaf A. Voll’s “A History of the Palestinian People, From Ancient Times to the Modern Era.” Voll’s exhaustive account of Palestinian history is summed up in 120 fact-filled pages brimming with substantive information that most will find useful.

University students working under harsh time constraints will find the book particularly suitable because it can be read cover-to-cover in a matter of seconds. That’s because all the pages are blank save for a quote in the beginning of the book attributed to the Seinfeld character George Costanza – “Just remember, it’s not a lie if you believe it.” 

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By:  Brian Sloan and Gillian Osswald

Since 1992 when HBO first started showing films in Bryant Park, free movie screenings have become an annual summertime tradition in the City. All kinds of films—Hollywood classics, current blockbusters, indie gems—are screened at outdoor venues throughout the five boroughs, with stunning backdrops like the Manhattan skyline (Brooklyn Bridge Park Movies with a View) and the Coney Island Cyclone (Coney Island Flicks on the Beach).

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The July through August programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust has been announced. Summer programs take advantage of the Museum’s peaceful outdoor spaces and stunning views of New York Harbor, including a meditation series in the Andy Goldsworthy-designed Garden of Stones and tai chi on the terrace. There will also be the first kosher Chef’s Table of its kind with 18 courses created by Chef David Teyf at his Museum restaurant, Lox at Café

You don’t need to be a scholar of Jewish music to enjoy Velvel Pasternak’s new book, “Behind the Music: Stories, Anecdotes, Articles & Reflections.” You just need to be someone who wants to learn about the adventures of the author, a man who has done more than anyone else in our time to discover, record and transmit the treasures of Hasidic music. 

Velvel, as everyone calls him, tells wonderful stories about his experiences—stories that will make you laugh, but also help you learn what

Cristóbal de Villalpando (ca. 1649–1714) emerged in the 1680s not only as the leading painter in viceregal Mexico, but also as one of the most innovative and accomplished artists in the entire Spanish world. Opening July 25 at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the exhibition Cristóbal de Villalpando: Mexican Painter of the Baroque features his earliest masterpiece, a monumental painting depicting the biblical accounts of Moses and the brazen serpent and the Transfiguration of Jesus that was