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Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos

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The Jewish Brando

John Garfield, the tough, underrated Hollywood star who would have turned 100 today, embodied Jewish pride

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Daybreak: Israelis Hit The Polls

Plus President Obama kicks off second term

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Daybreak: Gaza Rockets End, Israel Mulls

Plus the brother of the Toulouse gunman speaks

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Video: Katz’s Deli By Candlelight

The iconic Lower East Side deli keeps serving after Hurricane Sandy

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How to Help Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

New Yorker or Israeli, Jewish or Gentile, here are ways to aid those impacted

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Childhood Memories for Resale

A thrift shop in New York’s East Village holds the story of my kids’ early years, and of a changed neighborhood

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I’m Not There: The Art of Nathan Hilu

Nathan Hilu, an 89-year-old veteran who lives on New York’s Lower East Side, makes frenzied art from his potent memories of Jewish life and loss

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Bagels and Luxe

A new high-end residential development is seeking to add a shine of kosher chic to the historic—if also historically downmarket—Lower East Side

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Future Unclear

Activists want building declared a landmark

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Dough Boy

After stints working in graphic design and pizza-making, Noah Wildman found his true culinary calling in making a better knish

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The Tenth Man

The shul on Stanton Street outlasted others in a neighborhood once dense with them. One writer spent his summer trying to find out why. An excerpt.

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Hot Stuff

A brief guide to knishes in the United States

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Working Glass

A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda

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Hungry for Assimilation

The pickle, reviled by American food purists, was a staple of the Jewish immigrant diet

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Sundown: Jews Come to Japanese Aid

Plus hip prayer shawls, McCain calls for Pollard’s release, and more

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No Mr. Nice Guy: Lou Reed

On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice

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Jazz Standards

Israeli clarinetist Anat Cohen, a master of expressive improvisation, leads a talented wave of expatriate musicians flooding the New York jazz scene

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Rabbi Zuckerberg

Josh Yuter, punny Twitterer

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Sore

When immigrant Lower East Side moms rioted over tonsillectomies

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Sundown: Hitchens To Have Chemo

Plus Cantor ups profile, ‘TAL’ takes last breath, and more

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Mistaken Identity?

When I lived upstairs from the Jewish Defense Organization, Hitler was a presence on the Lower East Side

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Sundown: Goldstone Responds

Plus leave Chomsky alone! and more

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Yiddish Troupe Battle Royale

Two Jewish theater companies, three opinions

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Sundown: Abbas Says He Fears Israeli Assassination

Plus happy 100th to a New York knishery, and more

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Dolled Up

American Girl teaches the economic realities of the old Lower East Side—and of today

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A Guss by Any Other Name

Lower East Side picklery to lose name, too

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Guss’ Pickles Decamps For Brooklyn

Are there any more decent pickles in Manhattan?

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On the Other Side

Moishe Nadir wrote Yiddish stories for American audiences—on deadline

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In the Palm of His Hand

A look at Abraham Hochman, 19th-century Lower East Side clairvoyant