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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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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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