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John V. Lindsay Builds a Sukkah

How a liberal mayor learned to embrace Jews’ international and cultural concerns to court their vote, and changed New York City politics

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Whitman and the American Revelation

The epiphany that led to a national literature’s single greatest achievement: tucked in a prosaic, newly discovered early novel are the seeds of ‘Leaves of Grass’

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Citizens Transformed Into Raging Animals, in Yiddish

Rokhl’s Golden City: New Yiddish Rep’s version of Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, and a trombonist extraordinaire at KlezKanada

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Leave Peter Stuyvesant Alone!

I’m all for a good statue removal, but erasing the memory of New York’s anti-Semitic founding father is silly

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Summer in the Golden City

Rokhl’s Golden City: Get out while you still can. Hit the Yiddish hills, escape into ’80s TV (when Russians were Russians and women wrestled), or just flee to Canada.

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My Own Private Tisha B’Av: The Chinese Restaurant

There’ll never be a Moo Goo Gai Pan quite like Schmulka Bernstein’s

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Yiddish Mumblecore

Rokhl’s Golden City: The ethnographic impulse in Joshua Z. Weinstein’s ‘must-see’ film, Menashe

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At Our Absolute Worst

Marco Roth talks to, yells at, and pleads with Joshua Cohen about his new novel, ‘Moving Kings’

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July 25: Join Us For ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing another show at JCC Manhattan, with special guests Haroon Moghul and Harry Enten

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A Taste of Jewish New York

While some tours take visitors to the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, these guides lead tourists to the city’s best bagels and babkas

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Moving Kings

In an excerpt from Joshua Cohen’s new novel, David King rules his domain

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Call a Cab, Let’s Get Some Bamba: Letters to the Editor

Comments from our readers on Yiddish translations of ‘O Canada,’ Israel’s favorite snack, and driving Mickey Mantle around New York City

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The 44-year-old Israeli MMA Fighter With a Magen David Tattoo on His Elbow

In the twilight of his career, Haim Gozali hopes to bring the ruckus to Madison Square Garden Saturday night for Bellator 180

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‘The Best Musicians Make Tasty Cholent’

The Yiddish Soul festival in Central Park featured classic acts like The Maccabeats and Klezmatics—and lots of tefillin, davening, and Talmud study

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Manhattan Street Named After Elie Wiesel

A section of West 84th Street is now known as Elie Wiesel Way, in honor of ‘the most eloquent voice for peace in our world’

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LGBT Contingent ‘Infiltrated’ by Protesters at Celebrate Israel Parade

The LGBT group was a ‘carefully chosen target,’ said a director at Jewish Voice for Peace, which organized the anti-Israel demonstration on Sunday

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Teenager Arrested, Charged With Arson in NYC Synagogue Fire

It is not being investigated as a bias crime, according to a report

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Some Reflections on Chaim Potok’s ‘The Chosen’

The novel, published 50 years ago today, shaped the American Jewish encounter with Hasidism and Orthodoxy, while giving a pretty good play-by-play account of a baseball game

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Fabulous Fixer

‘Norman,’ starring Richard Gere, is an absorbing film about a Jewish connector who’s looking for an honest piece of the action—and finds one

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Cook Like Your Bubbe

Haven’s Kitchen in Manhattan employs an old-world pedagogy: cooking with intuition. The school’s methodology—and recipes—are now collected in a cookbook.

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David Rothenberg’s Fortune

A former Broadway publicist dedicates his life to helping ex-convicts find their way after prison

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Danya Shults Wants Your Jewish Experiences To Be Fun, Convenient, and Hip

The Brooklyn-based marketing professional created her Arq brand to cultivate Jewish community in New York and beyond— for everybody

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The Chosen Ones: An Interview With Lee Brozgol

The artist and social worker on residing on the Lower East Side, making ‘death head masks,’ and being shielded from anti-Semitism as a kid in Chicago

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Etan Patz Trial Finally Comes to a Close

A jury has found Pedro Hernandez guilty of kidnapping and murdering Etan Patz, 38 years after he went missing

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Blizzard Can’t Stop Brooklyn From Getting Its Challah On

Jewish unity was on display in Crown Heights—all in the name of braided bread

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Depression Classic

Daphne Merkin’s alarmingly powerful memoir, ‘This Close to Happy,’ delves into the childhood wreckage and adult emptiness of ‘the process of depression’

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‘Visionary’ Pop-up Exhibit in NYC Showcases Art Shoes Inspired by Israel’s Famed Bezalel Academy

The show at Parasol Projects Gallery on the Bowery would make even Cinderella kvell

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Yiddish and Galas With Mary Tyler Moore

In the ’90s, Mary Tyler Moore and I would socialize and dance the hora at Jewish galas around New York City. We spoke a little Yiddish, too.

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At Long Last, ‘Unorthodox’ Live in New York City!

We’ll be doing a show at JCC Manhattan on January 25 with three very special guests

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