New York


  • Jewish Candidates Skip New York Mayor's Race, But Crowd Vies in Los Angeles

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    For the first time in recent memory, there are no Jews among the mayoral contenders in New York. But in Los Angeles, three top candidates all have Jewish family ties.Read More


    Ed Koch's Lost Diary Recalls Face Down With Jew-Haters in Army

    By Forward Staff

    Ed Koch documented his struggles with racist, Jew-hating soldiers as a young GI in a long-lost diary that came to light only after his death last month.Read More


    NY Gay Center Will Allow Israel-Related Events

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    A New York gay community center announced February 15 that it had lifted a moratorium on events relating to Israel days after coming under heavy criticism for barring a prominent gay scholar from speaking about her new book on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More


    Fracking Must Wait for Year in New York

    By Reuters

    The fracking debate in New York state is hitting new heights as regulators delay a final decision on the controversial natural gas production method, but it looks increasingly clear that it will be a year - if ever - before drilling begins again.Read More


    Ed Koch, Fiercely Secular Jew, Takes Unique New York Style to Grave

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Ed Koch ate shellfish and carried a photo of a Catholic cardinal for good luck. But he was a fiercely proud Jew, a contradictory legacy that was on full display at his funeral.Read More


    Ed Koch, Quintessential Jew and Brash New York Mayor, Laid To Rest in Style

    By Reuters

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized as a wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.Read More


    Orthodox Rabbis Vow To Resist Consent Forms for Controversial Circumcision Rite

    By Seth Berkman

    Orthodox rabbis are vowing to resist New York’s new regulation requiring parental consent forms for a controversial circumcision rite known as metzitzah b’peh.Read More


    The Fast-Shifting Map of Jewish New York

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    Brooklyn’s brownstone neighborhoods and Boro Park are a stone’s throw away but worlds apart. The gulf illustrates the fast-shifting map of New York’s Jewish population.Read More


    N.Y. Jewish Growth Tightly Focused: Study

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    New York’s Jewish community remains highly concentrated, with four distinct areas that would each qualify as one of America’s 20 largest Jewish communities based on their population, a new study reveals.Read More


    Jewish Lawmakers Shake Up New York Politics

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    New York’s Senate is in disarray after two Jewish politicians dumped the Democrats. Are the pair trying to reform Albany or just hungry for power?Read More


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