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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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The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds

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Mark Greif’s Brilliant Contribution to the History of Ideas

‘The Age of the Crisis of Man’ traces the fall and rise of individualist pragmatism in America

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Streit’s Matzo To Shutter on Lower East Side

Family-owned company plans to relocate iconic factory after 90 years

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Rugelach Cafe Opening in New York City

Could the classic Jewish pastry be the next cronut?

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How Michael Bloomberg Greenwashed New York City

The former mayor framed rezoning for development as environmental strategy under PlaNYC. It’s not adding up.

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‘Moshe,’ ‘Esther’ Among NYC’s Top Baby Names

A banner year for the names Leah, Chaya, and Chana as well

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Andrea Meislin 10 Years

Slideshow:  ‘Decadal Variations’ presents a decade of Israeli photography at the New York gallery

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RIP Joseph Sargent, Director of the Greatest Jewish Action Movie

Taking of Pelham One Two Three director died at 89

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Manhattan’s Biggest Menorah Mystery, Solved

The story behind the massive Hanukkiah atop a Fifth Avenue building

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A Hanukkah Protest Against Police Brutality

Menorah lighting and blessings punctuate rally for social justice

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Polish Tea Room to Close This Weekend

New York City’s iconic Cafe Edison to serve its last meal Sunday night

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Miss Bossypants Meets Virginia Woolf in ‘The Fame Lunches’

Daphne Merkin talks about orphaned dolls, Swedish mattresses, and her ragbag of luminous essays

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Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses: The Opera

The 1960s battle for Lower Manhattan gets the ultimate dramatic rendering

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Norman Goodman’s Final Jury Duty Summons

Longtime New York County Clerk retiring after 45 years in court

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Invisible Man: Has the Soviet Philip Roth Found Peace in a Cemetery in Queens?

Sergei Dovlatov’s self-obsession prefigured the grim humor of post-Soviet American Jewish Lit

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Ferguson on the Hudson

Why the anti-Semitism present in other recent protests almost kept me from this important one

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What’s in a Building’s Name?

Looking to Maimonides for guidelines on philanthropic giving

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Sitting Shiva for the Polish Tea Room

Broadway’s iconic, unassuming Jewish café to close at the end of the year

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What’s in a Name? Ask Seth Cohen

The NYC resident is on a mission to locate and meet every other Seth Cohen

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The Bronx Kosher Deli That Could

Liebman’s Kosher Deli offers a no-frills experience—and diners eat it up

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New York Jewish Jazz Genius Bill Charlap Channels Beauty and Truth in 88 Keys

Starting a two-week stand at the Village Vanguard, the lyrical master interprets song for his own purposes

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Historic East Village Synagogue Landmarked

But NYC congregants who opposed designation worry about added red tape

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