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Russ & Daughters Expands While Aiming to Preserve Its Roots

In addition to its two Lower East Side locations, the legendary New York appetizing shop will soon open a kosher café and a 14,000-sq.-foot manufacturing and retail location in Brooklyn’s Navy Yard

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The Oldest Living Painter in Westbeth

Peter Ruta, who turns 98 this month, is still painting and still not getting his due

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The Very Jewish Love Story Behind Erich Segal’s ‘Love Story’

How the famed writer’s unrequited passion for Janet Sussman led to the era-defining best-seller, and how Segal, who died six years ago this week, never got over her

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Love Is Love: A Beautiful Flash Mob Marriage Proposal

‘Now I know why you were rushing me this morning’

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To Huntington Station

An excerpt from George Braziller’s ‘Encounters,’ the great independent publisher’s memoir, which brings to life old Jewish East New York, just short of the author’s centennial

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Bulletproof Rock

On the first night of Hanukkah, Hasidic rockers Bulletproof Stockings played New York’s Webster Hall

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A. J. Weberman

A conversation with the noted garbologist about Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Meir Kahane, being a drug dealer, and what’s wrong with NY today

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Yiddish-Speaking Brooklyn Hits the Small Screen

Former New York gubernatorial candidate Zephyr Teachout is host of ‘On the Grid,’ a new show about Brooklyn’s neighborhoods. She begins in Williamsburg, Borough Park, and Crown Heights.

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Sukkah-To-Go

From the bed of a Chevy truck, the ‘Wandering Sukkah’ art project is touring New York City, stopping here and there to give people ‘a moment of urban respite’

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Recipes for a Yiddish Picnic In the Park, Inspired By The Bard

A new book of cocktail recipes (and more) offers an inspiring way to toast Jacob Adler, the star of Yiddish theater

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Lore Segal’s Warm and Weird ‘Tell Me a Mitzi’

The 88-year-old award-winning author wants her children’s classic back on bookshelves

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Delicious as Ever: B&H Dairy Is Back!

The iconic, kosher East Village restaurant reopened this morning—and it was a party

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‘Don’t Your People Got None of Your Own Music?’

Confessions of a Jewish teenage folkie

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A Eulogy for the Kingmaker of New York

Reflecting on the legendary political strategist six months after his death

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The Incredible History of a Greek Jewish Shul in NYC

A festive trip to Congregation Kehila Kedosha Janina, the only Romaniote synagogue in the Western Hemisphere

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The Incurable World of Vivian Gornick

‘The Odd Woman and the City’ proves the memoirist is a peer of Kazin, Howe, and other great chroniclers of Jewish America

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Streit’s Matzo Tenements Sell for $30.5M

50,000 sq. ft. NYC operation is last family-owned matzo factory in the U.S.

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A Very, Very Short Food Journey of NYC

Because Yelp needs help!

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New York City’s Vanishing Italian Roots

It’s underdog against underdog, as Italian American Museum evicts 85-year-old tenant

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Instead of 42,000 Marines, 600,000 Immigrants

Fifty years ago today, LBJ sent U.S. troops to the Dominican Republic. In the poet Alexis Gómez Rosa, we reap what he sowed.

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The High Fashion of Gottex Swimwear

New exhibit highlights Lea Gottlieb’s designs, unlikely runway to success

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NYC Labor Leader Victor Gotbaum Dies at 93

Union negotiator helped save the city from bankruptcy in the 1970s

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Q&A: ‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Talks LA Jews and the American Dream

And things Jews overhear while passing for white people

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The Party for Israel Season Begins

The more precarious the political situation, the rowdier the festivities

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A Mother and Daughter Remember the Triangle Factory Fire

Through a public art project, learning lessons of history and social justice

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The Last of the Morrises

In an original Tablet short documentary, meet Morris Dickstein, the youngest old intellectual in New York City

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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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Sholem Aleichem Arrives in New York!

Happy 156th Birthday!—the perfect time to look back on the Tevye Stories’ author’s first trip to the Big Apple

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Adam at the Met

The museum miraculously puts a broken god back together again

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