Nelson Mandela has become a beloved icon for all of South Africa. Richard Goldstone, the controversial jurist, remembers Mandela’s legacy — and his friendship.
Al Chernin, who died at age 85, was one of the last of the giants of Jewish public affairs. His death truly marks the end of an era, writes Jerome Chanes.
Anthony Lewis got sackfuls of hate mail for his columns on the Middle East, which were thoughtful and supportive of Israel’s real best interests. He leaves a memory of a life well lived.
As New York prepares to say good-bye to Ed Koch, he’s even getting his own Manhattan subway station. It’s on the upper East Side, no less.
Former New York Mayor Ed Koch once joked that days on which his name did not appear in the newspaper were days without news.
Ed Koch never hid his Jewish heritage. He wore it like a badge of honor, whether he was on the streets of New York or amid the intifada in Israel.
Josh Nathan-Kazis had dinner with Ed Koch and his friends last summer. While the talk was ostensibly about politics, it was really about Koch.
Former Mayor Edward Koch, who presided over New York City during the turbulent late 1970s and ’80s and came to personify the city with his wry and outspoken style, died on Friday at the age of 88, his spokesman said.
Ed Koch, who died this morning, served three terms as mayor of New York City, leaving a proud legacy of administration and a deep connection to the Jewish community and Israel.