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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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Honoring Jewish Civil Rights Workers in NYC

On a city block named for three activists killed during Freedom Summer

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If You Hated ‘Klinghoffer’ at the Met, Wait Till You See Amos Kenan at BAM

A new staging of ‘Salt of the Earth’ hints at a resurgence of the Canaanite movement’s anti-dystopian, anti-Zionist liberal vision

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Klinghoffer at the Met

John Adams’s masterpiece is about an American Jew murdered by Palestinian terrorists, but the real opera is off stage

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Scott Ian: The Hellish Childhood of a Jewish Metal God

In an excerpt from his new autobiography ‘I’m the Man,’ the guitarist from Anthrax remembers growing up in Bayside, Queens

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Bloomberg Bestowed With Honorary Knighthood

Just don’t call him ‘sir’

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My Jewish Feminism: A Memoir

The influential writer reflects on six decades of art, worry, and Jewish Princess jokes

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Synagogue Ark Finds New Home—in a Church

Unlikely arrangement saves ornate ark as NYC temple becomes condominium

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Protest Against ‘Anti-Semitic’ Opera in NYC

Controversial Met Opera production said to be sympathetic to terrorism

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Jack’s Wife Freda’s Rosh Hashanah Specialty

The NYC restaurant will be serving honey and red wine-braised short ribs

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Facebook, Unchain Me!

‘Chained wives,’ refused Jewish divorces by their husbands, take to social media

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Terror Financing Trial Underway in Brooklyn

U.S. relatives of Hamas terror victims take Arab Bank to court

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A Photographer in the City: Garry Winogrand’s New Metropolitan Ironies

The Met’s dazzling retrospective declares: ‘It’s all a matter of how much freedom you can stand.’

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A Zionist Porn Star, a Lube Merchant, and a Lesbian Rabbi Walk Into a Gay Synagogue…

Accepted by the mainstream Jewish community, some gays now feel excluded at New York’s premier LGBT synagogue

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A Map of Jewish Literary New York City

Graphic pinpoints iconic scenes from novels, writers’ homes, and more

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NYC Jeweler’s Tribute to Slain IDF Soldiers

Boutique’s front window lists Israeli soldiers killed in recent Gaza operation

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The Darker, More Disturbing Side of Artist Jeff Koons’ Love Affair With Kitsch

Art-world pervert flaunts mirrored balloons, oodles of cash at the Whitney

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Henry Roth Slept With His Sister and His Cousin

Now that you know the novelist’s incestuous secrets, is his newly reissued ‘Mercy of a Rude Stream’ quartet worth reading or not?

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Nine Arrested in NYC at Jewish Protest of Gaza Operation

Civil disobedience act targeted the Friends of the IDF office in Times Square

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