Anthony Weiner

Yeshivat Hogwarts? J.K. Rowling Confirms Jewish Wizards

The famous school of witchcraft and wizardry seems to be a bastion for diversity.

Staff Writer

Happy Hanukkah from Hogwarts!

It's true: there are Jewish students at Hogwarts. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

Biggest Sigh Of Relief Story: Weiner, Spitzer And Jewish Pride


For centuries, Jews took pride in scholars and the saintly. When allowed to be financiers, we took pride in the Rothschilds and Montifiores, who supported Jewish causes. But pride in the 20th century underwent runaway inflation, with a cheapening of the currency.

New York magazine's Weiner-Spitzer composite was a monstrous, but somehow fitting, image for their candidacies.

Anthony Weiner, The Play

‘The Weiner Monologues’ offers a running commentary on the nature of media and a world where nothing is private.
Jewish Week Correspondent

Oedipus. Macbeth. Anthony Weiner?

In “The Weiner Monologues,” which question the ever-changing meaning of the phrase “private life,” the fallen congressman emerges as something of a modern tragic hero.

The fallen congressman as tragic hero? The poster for “The Weiner Monologues.”

Thompson Backs de Blasio, Uniting Democrats

Some Orthodox supporters reserving judgment on general race.
Assistant Managing Editor

The long and often bitter Democratic primary for mayor ended today with William Thompson, Jr., becoming the last of the key Democrats to throw his support behind frontrunner Bill de Blasio.

Thompson, left, was joined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio at City Hall Monday as he gave up mayoral bid. Getty Images

Vowing To Help Democrats, Weiner Ends An Eccentric Campaign

Assistant Managine Editor

Former congressman Anthony Weiner formally ended his highly theatrical bid for a political comeback Tuesday night, saying he was proud of his campaign for the Democratic mayoral nomination and would work to end the "24-year slump" that has kept his party out of City Hall's executive office.

Anthony Weiner: "We never backed down, we never ducked." Getty Images

Weiner Addresses Orthodox Parlor Meeting

Promises Flatbush crowd he'll speak out on unpopular causes; says judges in Rubashkin case were 'clearly anti-Semitic.'
Staff Writer

Promising to be the kind of mayor who will speak out on issues other officials would rather sweep under the carpet, Anthony Weiner on Thursday depicted a former kosher meat king imprisoned for bank fraud as a victim of judicial anti-Semitism.

"I'm not a perfect person, God knows," Anthony Weiner told an Orthodox audience Thursday. Photo via

State of The Campaign

Weiner still defiant, Quinn exuberant; Thompson, Lhota and de Blasio on tour; Liu takes a financial hit.
Assistant Managing Editor

There may be thousands of New York City Jews upstate in Catskills camps and rentals for the summer, but the area seems to have lost its cachet as a political hotspot. So far, despite new life being breathed into the area by non-Orthodox city dwellers, only longshot candidates for mayor have traveled up Route 17 to press the flesh (among males) at bungalow colonies and pizza joints in such hamlets as Monticello, Woodburne and Swan Lake.

When the dust settles, one of these candidates will run City Hall next year.

Weiner’s Momentum Fades

Depiction as compulsive sexter demotes candidate to fourth place in mayoral primary as de Blasio, Quinn gain.
Assistant Managing Editor

New revelations that former Rep. Anthony Weiner had at least one reckless relationship with a fan that included lewd photos more than a year after he left Congress have dealt a major blow his political comeback bid.

Anthony Weiner persisted in keeping in touch with Sydney Leathers, a woman who contacted him online.

The Shanda Factor

Jewish sex scandals are different because pols are less likely to be hypocrites.

The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

Hall of Shame: Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego's Bob Filner.
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