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NYC Public Schools to Close for Muslim Holidays

Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr added to school district calendars

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De Blasio Brings His Message to Crown Heights in Yiddish

Though few of the NYC neighborhood’s Jewish residents speak only Yiddish

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The Real Problem With Bill de Blasio’s ‘Top-Secret’ AIPAC Speech

Would we be as interested if the group’s event hadn’t been closed to press?

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New Politicians Stand With Murder Victim’s Family, Slam NY Post

As Menachem Stark’s relatives announce $25,000 reward for information

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Bill De Blasio’s Two New Rabbinical Allies

Sharon Kleinbaum and Michael Miller named to mayoral transition team

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Bill de Blasio’s Trouble With the Jewish Vote

The Democrat won the NYC mayoral election easily, but had a more narrow margin among Jewish voters

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New York’s Muslim Community Organizers Have a Model: Ultra-Orthodox Jews

Two decades ago, Jewish leaders in Borough Park and Williamsburg built a new constituency. Can Muslims do the same?

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How Bill de Blasio Earned the Backing of Ultra-Orthodox Power Players in Brooklyn

From his first City Council race in 2000, the frontrunner in New York’s mayoral election has courted Jewish support

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Dante, The East River, East Room, & Middle East

Last night’s mayoral primaries and the Obama speech on Syria

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As New York City Mayoral Race Limps to a Finish, What’s Missing? Ed Koch.

In Hizzoner’s absence, candidates struggle to inspire the city—and build crucial coalitions ahead of next month’s primary

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George Soros Backs De Blasio for NYC Mayor

Notes the public advocate’s police stop-and-frisk opposition and tax policies

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Weiner Goes from First to Worst in New Poll

Among major candidates, the former congressman is now lagging

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De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets

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Home Front

Is it wrong to build publicly subsidized housing designed for New York’s ultra-Orthodox community?