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Monday, July 21, 2014

Bernstein’s Psalms of Peace

By Colin Fields

The ancient Hebrew song “The Lord Is My Shepherd” never sounded more sublime than in Bernstein’s “The Chichester Psalms.” Wrote the composer: “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly.”

Wallenberg portrait

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Raoul Wallenberg

By Veery Huleatt

Almost seventy years after Raoul Wallenberg saved over 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust, he was honored with a U.S. Congressional Gold Medal. His example, a tribute to the difference that one person can make, is as timely as ever.

detail of Kollwitz pieta

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Käthe Kollwitz’s Pietà

Also known as “Mother with Her Dead Son,” this sculpture gives expression to the mourning of mothers everywhere, from the Middle East to the Congo. In this way, it draws us into the heart of Jesus’ cryptic beatitude, “Blessed are those who mourn.”