New York’s New Firebrand Rabbi

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

Brooklyn’s Unofficial Mayor

City Councilman Brad Lander’s coalition includes Hasids and J Streeters—but can he move beyond Brooklyn?

Leonard Cohen, Joe Chetrit, and Hotel Chelsea

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

The Lone Jew in NYC Mayoral Race Drops Out

Tom Allon’s candidacy didn’t exactly take off

The Very Real Jewish Exodus From France

French Jews are quietly moving to New York, London, and Israel

A Prayer for Deadheads

On a quest for Jewish soul at the ‘Blues for Challah’ Grateful Dead Shabbat retreat

Two-Faced Blackface

One of the outrages of a Brooklyn assemblyman’s notorious choice of Purim costumes is its effect on anti-Semitism

Dov Hikind Gets ‘The Daily Show’ Treatment

‘I guess some people are still stuck in the 56th century’

Dov Hikind Apologizes For Real This Time

But does the Brooklyn assemblyman’s influence insulate him from trouble?

Tales From Ed Koch’s Kitchen

Rozanne Gold remembers cooking for Hizzoner

Ed Koch Throws Chin Music from the Grave

More interviews of Hizzoner have been released

Action Bronson Is My Grandfather

Meet the genius Jewish rapper from Queens who isn’t up for a Grammy, but should be, and will be

Architectural Torah

Meet the new Lincoln Square Synagogue, the first important Jewish religious building in Manhattan in four decades

Philip Roth’s End

Reading his last novels, I longed to dispel Roth’s gloom until I realized he wants me to just sit with it

Life of the Party

The host of Obama’s second inaugural party, Sen. Charles Schumer, is America’s lovable Jewish Uncle Leo

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