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As New York City Mayoral Race Limps to a Finish, What’s Missing? Ed Koch.

In Hizzoner’s absence, candidates struggle to inspire the city—and build crucial coalitions ahead of next month’s primary

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New Yorkers Are Embarrassed by Spitzer/Weiner

A new video and a new poll demonstrate cause and effect

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Weiner Goes from First to Worst in New Poll

Among major candidates, the former congressman is now lagging

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Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner Lead New Polls

Is there really no such thing as bad publicity?

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Oz Pearlman Can Read Your Mind, but Is He the Next Great Jewish Magician?

Marathoner, former Wall Streeter, mentalist, the entertainer builds from Jesus’ initial trick of turning water into wine

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Eliot Spitzer Enters the Race for Our Amusement

His opponent–aside from Twitter–is Scott Stringer

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Hello, Brian Lehrer? This Is All of New York On the Line.

The longtime host of NPR flagship WNYC’s morning call-in show talks about being a radio mensch, Rush Limbaugh, and city politics

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The Reality of Jewish Poverty in New York City

What a newly-released UJA study reveals

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Be a Mensch, Save a Public School Library

Children’s book artists donate auction items after school library loses funding

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Ed Koch’s Catholic Send-off

The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s

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Gatsby’s Jew

How will Baz Luhrmann’s film portray Meyer Wolfsheim, a 2-D figment in a 3-D extravaganza?

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New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

For Sharon Kleinbaum—friend of Christine Quinn, partner to Randi Weingarten—the personal is political

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Monster Mash

Helene Wecker’s new The Golem and the Jinni reads like When Harry Met Sally, if Harry and Sally were beasts

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De Blasio Staffer Outed as ‘Hyman Doodlesack’

Offered resignation after NY Post revealed anti-Semitic tweets

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Leonard Cohen, Joe Chetrit, and Hotel Chelsea

A song, a bard, a real estate mogul, and a famous property

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Michael Bloomberg Fires Back at Mississippi

This could be a very entertaining feud!

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Hope for Beth Hamedrash Hagadol

An update on Friday’s big story

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Rabbi Threatens Landmarked Shul

The leader of a historic Lower East Side synagogue wants to tear it down to build luxury condos

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Tales From Ed Koch’s Kitchen

Rozanne Gold remembers cooking for Hizzoner

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Ed Koch Throws Chin Music from the Grave

More interviews of Hizzoner have been released

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Hizzoner

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism

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New York, Capital of the Jews

A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born

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Coney Island Knock Off

Tablet Original Fiction: Broken lives collide in the shadow of the Cyclone

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‘Speed’ Levitch, Neo-Hasid

Is the free-associating tour guide and hipster icon, star of a Hulu original series, the hidden saint of our times?

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Judaica at Sotheby’s

The annual sales include postcards from Alan Dershowitz’s collection and a stunning 18th-century Haggadah

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River of Berman

A tribute to the free-associating genius of the Silver Jews, whose work has flowed in and out of my life

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John Lennon’s Alter Ego

On the anniversary of the Beatle’s assassination, turning to his wild, controversial biographer for enlightenment

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The Tainted Bird

A new collection of Jerzy Kosinski’s interviews and speeches reveals an Everyman who worked on his own terms

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Bigger, Longer, Bakshi

How the godfather of X-rated animation—subject of recent screenings—paved the way for South Park

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Death Masks at MoMA

The museum’s striking exhibit revives the work of Polish sculptor and Holocaust survivor Alina Szapocznikow

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