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January 16, 2013 12:38 am

Brooklyn’s Barclays Center to Host Jewish Music Concert

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Violinist Itzhak Perlman. Photo: Wiki commons.

New York Times – The arena he built in Brooklyn has hosted concerts of hip-hop, Latin salsa and reggae, not to mention performances by Dylan, Streisand and the Rolling Stones, but when the genre chosen was Jewish music, Bruce C. Ratner decided to take charge himself.

Mr. Ratner, a real estate developer who cut his musical teeth on cantorial singing at a synagogue in his hometown, Cleveland, is the de facto impresario of a concert at the Barclays Center announced on Tuesday that will feature the violinist Itzhak Perlman and Yitzchak Meir Helfgot, the cantor from the Park East Synagogue in Manhattan who has been a leader in the revival of Jewish liturgical music.

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  • Wellwisher

    Mh, thanks for your posting, I had no idea. Another case of a rich Jew sponsoring a far-left Jew and both undermining the hand that feeds them. Oh these Jews! (I am Jewish)

  • mhloutsidebeltway

    Multimillionaire Bruce Ratner is a generous funder of his brother Michael’s far-left extremist Center for Constitutional Rights, which regularly defends Islamic terrorists and engages in legal warfare against Israel. He is no friend of the Jews.