‘My heart lay with the workers,’ said ‘Dopey Benny’ Fein, expert organizer and ‘shtarker’ of the Lower East Side
An ugly New York City extortion racket at the turn of the last century
How the Prohibition-era HBO show portrays its Jewish gangsters
They stole. They murdered. But many Jewish mobsters still saw religious observance as an integral part of their identity.
Before writing a novel about the gangster’s immigrant yearnings, I went digging in the dark corners where he lived
The conclusion of our weeklong series on the world of the Israeli mafia
A Tablet investigative series looks inside the world of the Israeli mafia