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  • Angela Buchdahl, First Asian-American Rabbi, Vies for Role at Central Synagogue

    By Seth Berkman

    Angela Buchdahl is the first Asian-American rabbi and a candidate for the top spot at the venerable Central Synagogue. She symbolizes the increasing diversity of American Jewry.Read More


    Scott Stringer Comes Out Swinging Against Eliot Spitzer

    By Reuters

    Eliot Spitzer’s rival in the Democratic race for New York City comptroller repeatedly raised the prostitution scandal that forced Spitzer to resign as New York’s governor during Friday’s televised debate, despite having vowed to avoid it.Read More


    Edward Said's Daughter Talks About Growing Up WASP-y

    By Haaretz

    Najla Said, daughter of the late Palestinian intellectual and leading post-Modernist Edward Said, tried to ignore the Palestinian culture and heritage handed down to her by her parents in their Manhattan home when she was young.Read More


    Retiring N.Y. Cemetery Chief Is Savvy Regulator in Grave Business

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    As the top regulator of New York state’s not-for-profit cemeteries, Richard Fishman had more than Jewish graves to worry about. But they sure took up a lot of his time.Read More


    Amar'e Stoudemire Wants Israeli Citizenship

    By JTA

    Amar’e Stoudemire, the New York Knicks star who claims Hebrew roots and is currently touring Israel, is seeking Israeli citizenship.Read More


    Could Jack Hidary Win From Mayor Race Chaos?

    By Reuters

    In a New York City mayoral race marked by scandal and the clear absence of a front runner, wealthy tech entrepreneur Jack Hidary sees an opening for another candidate - one with a sweeping vision for the city’s future.Read More


    Anthony Weiner's Spokeswoman Stays After Crude Remarks

    By Reuters

    A spokeswoman for scandal-ridden New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said on Wednesday she would remain in her job despite a political news website’s publication of profane comments she made about a former campaign intern.Read More


    Anthony Weiner: Quitting Isn't 'How We Roll'

    By Reuters

    Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting “isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”Read More


    Anthony Weiner: Quitting Isn't 'How We Roll'

    By Reuters

    Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting “isn’t the way we roll in New York City.”Read More





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