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Jack Hidary: Another Mayoral Longshot

Sephardic businessman says he'll increase focus on outer boroughs.

07/19/2013
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Although he just entered the city’s crowded mayoral race this week, Jack Hidary believes that by running as an independent and as a businessman not beholden to any interest groups, he can easily separate himself from the others in the field, whom he described as largely “career politicians.”

“The career politicians running have had their chance to deliver for the people but have failed to do so,” he told The Jewish Week. “It is time for independent leadership that takes us forward and not backwards to machine politics. It got us into trouble in the ‘70s when we were on the brink of bankruptcy. Do we want to be the next Detroit?”

Yeshivah of Flatbush graduate Jack Hidary has launched an independent bid for mayor.

Weiner Gets An Earful On Terrorism

A victim takes on candidate's assumption at young Jewish leaders' forum.

07/18/2013
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After telling a crowd of young Jewish leaders that they are statistically unlikely to ever be victims of a terror attack, and that the government uses terrorism "to scare people," former congressman Anthony Weiner was in for a surprise Wednesday night.

Sarri Singer, founder of the victims' support group Strength To Strength, begged to differ.

Sarri Singer, a terrorism survivor, speaks with Anthony Weiner following JCRC meeting. Jeff Stier

Weiner Cites '1938 Germany' In Speech Against Stop-And-Frisk

Frontrunner insists Nazi reference was not a comparison to New York City today.

07/15/2013
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In the aftermath of a controversial Florida verdict acquitting George Zimmerman in a racially charged shooting case, mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner referred to the Nazis in opposing the NYPD's stop-and-frisk procedures at a church on Staten Island.

Anthony Weiner: Up to 'those of us in government' to end racial profiling. Getty Images
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Sparks Fly At Debate On Senior Issues

Albanese attacks Weiner on housing vote, raises Twitter scandal; frontrunner fires back at ‘demagogue.'

07/11/2013
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A debate on issues important to the city’s surging senior citizen population turned into a tense session of insults Thursday morning, as former Councilman Sal Albanese blasted former Democrat mayor rival Anthony Weiner for a long-ago vote on rent-control.

Anthony Weiner defends a City Council vote in the 90s at seniors debate. Adam Dickter

Quinn Addresses Orthodox Union

Candidate open to public security funds for non-public schools, but not vouchers or tax credits.

07/10/2013
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UPDATE INCLUDES STATEMENT FROM QUINN CAMPAIGN REGARDING STATUS OF WEST BANK

Despite her father being hospitalized and awaiting knee surgery, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn kept her commitment to attend a candidate forum with board members of the Orthodox Union at its Lower Manhattan headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

Christine Quinn discusses her education policies with Orthodox Union leaders. Adam Dickter

Summer Of Supplication

Two scandal-plagued Jewish pols seek forgiveness in a primary that falls during the Days of Awe.

07/10/2013
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New York’s primary election this year falls on Sept. 10, almost exactly between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, a period known as Aseret Ymai Tshuva, or the Ten Days of Repentance.

For Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, the political and spiritual calendars are in rare harmony. Michael Datikash

Attorney Wins Jewish Week's Funniest Comic Contest

06/30/2013
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Should Jews be considered white? How would a Modern Orthodox woman teach students in the South Bronx about modesty? What would happen if Anthony Weiner ran for mayor of the Manhattan Mikvah?

These questions were posed Sunday night as part of The Jewish Week’s 15th Annual Funniest Jewish Comedian Comedy Contest, produced by comedian Geoff Kole.

Ronn Blitzer is flanked by host Steve Marshall, left and producer Geoff Kole, right.

Mideast Policy Enters Mayoral Race

Anthony Weiner's path to a political comeback has detoured through the West Bank.

06/27/2013
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One day after a poll showed Anthony Weiner leading the field of Democrats for mayor, a testy exchange about Israel's territories is raising the question of whether Israeli politics will become an issue in the mayoral race for a candidate who as a congressman represented one of the most Jewish districts in the nation.

Anthony Weiner marches in Celebrate Israel Parade and greets Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. Jacob Kornbluh

Lhota Targets Frontrunner Weiner

06/26/2013
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Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota is hoping the rising popularity of Democrat Anthony Weiner will galvanize his base, calling on supporters to send cash to help him in an expected November match-up.

Republican Joe Lhota is hoping Anthony Weiner, right, will scare up some GOP cash. Skyscraper City, left. Getty Images, right.

At Mayoral Forum, Weiner and Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

Naturally, all the Democrat candidates for mayor tried to score points with the mostly Orthodox audience at a debate sponsored by the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition earlier this week.

 But Anthony Weiner and Jon Liu seemed to be the most over the top in trying to connect.

The Jewish ex-congressman turned comeback hopeful greeted people with “Shalom aleichems,” on two occasions referred to “shekels” instead of dollars, threw in an Eretz Yisrael or two and used his standard remark about understanding the Orthodox community “in his kishkes.”

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