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Weiner Likely to Run for Public Advocate

Source close to City Hall says Weiner will go for public advocate

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John Updike the Jew

In his Bech books, the great novelist of American WASPdom parsed the allure and otherness of Jewish writers

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The Ruins of the Borscht Belt

A ghostly chaise at Grossinger’s, rubble at the Concord, and other photos of once-great Catskills resorts

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Holocaust Imagery as Art

Israeli artist Nir Hod transforms a famous photograph from the Warsaw Ghetto into a Cindy Sherman-style portrait of a modern fashionista

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I’m Not There: The Art of Nathan Hilu

Nathan Hilu, an 89-year-old veteran who lives on New York’s Lower East Side, makes frenzied art from his potent memories of Jewish life and loss

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Never Too Old

The centenarian hero of the forthcoming novel Liebestod enjoys a ménage à six with a rabbi’s wife, a Brazilian bombshell, and a three-legged cat

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Haunted

A show of early paintings by Eva Hesse at the Brooklyn Museum neglects the Jewish history that framed and influenced her art

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Working Glass

A Jewish Museum exhibit on the New York Photo League shows how its photographers fetishized poverty for the sake of propaganda

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Is Obama Vulnerable on the Israel Issue?

New ad campaign, pegged to special N.Y. election, suggests he is

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Hasidic Enclave Is America’s Poorest City

The spotlight shines on Kiryas Joel, N.Y.

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N.Y. Political Party Blamed High Rents on Jews

But rent is too damn high for us, too!

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‘Oy! Such a Home’

A New Yorker flees to New Orleans and finds himself surrounded by Jews

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Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss?

Spitzer may return to the political arena

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Sundown: Top Reform Rabbi Wants East J’lem Freeze

Plus Levy’s running, a Shabbat to observe, and more

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Run, Steve Levy, Run!

The last best hope for a Jewish N.Y. governor

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Zuckerman Binds Self

Mort won’t run

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Gov. or No, Ravitch Gains Power

All about New York’s second-in-command

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Paterson Won’t Run; Is Ravitch Next?

Resignation, suddenly more likely, means Jewish governor

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Top Hamantashen

After a painstaking survey, Tablet Magazine awards title for nation’s tastiest triangular treat

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Sundown: New Report Slams Iran

Plus Senator Zuckerman, a very funny Tweet, and more

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Legendary Diamond District Eatery Closes

Iconic kosher restaurant mourned

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Hot Town

A song of praise for summers spent staying put

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Rabbis Arrested in N.J. Corruption Probe

UPDATED: Jersey Shore synagogue, yeshiva searched

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City of Refuge

A Torah portion of murder and mercy

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Art Star

How Edith Gregor Halpert made the modern gallery

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Laughing Out Loud

Adam Gopnik follows the yuks from Groucho to his 12-year-old son

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Ham Hocks and Hellfire

Amid instructions on making paper dolls came Grandmother’s plea for my salvation

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Strangers on the Sofa

Hosting women about to have an abortion is the most direct, intimate mitzvah I’ve ever had the privilege to perform.