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Audiences are audiences.
I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive.
While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice.
I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings.
I do prefer the stage. It’s really the granddaddy of them all.
I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.
But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel.
No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It’s the only thing I haven‘t done yet that I would like to.
For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles.
I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go.
You can’t expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them.