Friday, September 21, 2018

New York Tag

A New Jew?

16:57 12 June in Culture, Latest
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by Kara A. Kaufman A landmark study of Jewish life released today reveals the deep and sometimes surprising changes the Jewish community has undergone over the past decade.  The study, conducted by the UJA-Federation of New York and based on nearly 6,000 interviews in eight counties...

Not So Secular: Jews Occupy Wall Street

12:21 02 November in Culture
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by Steven Philp The Occupy Wall Street movement is populated by the disaffected and anti-religious left--that is, if you ignore the Jews. A recent article by Mitchell Landsberg of the Los Angeles Times argues that counter to much of American history--where faith communities often stood at...

A Shakeup in District 9

13:27 13 July in Politics
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by Theodore Samets In Monday’s Huffington Post, Ed Koch, the former Democratic mayor of New York City, and an outspoken supporter of Israel, did something scandalous: He advocated that his former constituents in Brooklyn and Queens elect a Republican in the special congressional election taking place...

Jew vs. Jew

10:56 06 July in Culture
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by Steven Philp In light of the fact that anti-Semitism exists within contemporary society, a large number of Jews devote their time and energy to organizations—like the Anti-Defamation League—that combat intolerance and bigotry. Yet rather than address hatred within our own community, there is a tendency...

Stay Salty, Smoked Salmon

15:25 22 June in Culture
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by Theodore Samets Growing up, I was scared of lox. Well, at least I thought it was lox. Turned out, the slimy, pinkish orange, cold fish I abhorred—but have come to love—wasn’t lox at all, as my parents called it. It was nova. As I grew older, I...

Jailhouse Hora

15:16 25 June in Latest, Misc
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By Michelle Albert These days, to have a truly memorable bar mitzvah, it has to be somewhere special. Like jail. According to the New York Times, New York City's Department of Investigation is pursuing an inquiry into how an inmate held in a jail in Lower Manhattan...