Anthony Weiner

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.”

Weiner And Liu Fervently Court Frum Vote

References to "kishkes," "Eretz Yisrael," and matzoh balls stand out at Flatbush forum.

06/07/2013
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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.

John Liu, left, and Anthony Weiner, right (with Bill de Blasio in between) at Flatbush debate June 4. Adam Dickter

Celebrate Israel Parade Draws 35,000

Mayoral hopeful Weiner's presence met with cheers and jeers as he hoists microphone to shout 'Am Yisrael Chai!'

06/03/2013
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A sea of blue and white blurred across Fifth Avenue as more than a million people attended the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City Sunday, June 2.

Blue was everybody's favorite color at the Celebrate Israel Parade on Sunday. Chavie Lieber

Mayoral Candidates Discuss Circumcision Controversy

05/30/2013
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn seems to stands alone among Democrat mayoral candidates in supporting the city’s effort to regulate the practice of motzeitzi b’peh.

At a mayoral forum sponsored by The Jewish Press, an Orthodox weekly in Brooklyn, five other Democrats either declined to take a stand on the issue or sided with haredi Jews trying to overturn the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s requirement that parents sign a consent form before allowing oral suction by a mohel during a circumcision.

Weiner Joins A 'Live Fire' Campaign

Despite the jokes, disgraced pol’s comeback bid puts him in second place in Democratic field.

05/28/2013
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In his first appearance alongside rivals vying for the Democratic mayoral nomination Tuesday, Anthony Weiner didn’t have to try to stand out in the field.

After one week in the Democratic primary, Weiner finds himself in contention with frontrunner Chrtistine Quinn. Michael Datikash

Republican Mayoral Candidate: I'm Jewish

05/28/2013
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A few weeks ago, New York was heading into the first election in two decades without a Jewish candidate. Now, it seems, there are two.

One in each party. 

The new La Guardia?: Joe Lhota says he won't use Jewish heritage to appeal for community's support. Lhota campaign photo

Anthony Weiner Declares Candidacy For Mayor, Asking For 'Second Chance'

05/22/2013

Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, announced his run for mayor of New York City in the Democratic primary early Wednesday morning.

“Look, I’ve made some big mistakes and I know I’ve let a lot of people down,” Weiner said in a two-minute YouTube video released early Wednesday morning. “But I’ve also learned some tough lessons. I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it for my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you.”

Anthony Weiner: "I've let a lot of people down."

Alliances Begin To Form In Mayoral Race

Candidates reaching out for Jewish support as campaign builds momentum; potential Weiner bid is an x-factor.

05/08/2013
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Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has Jewish friends in Borough Park and Manhattan. Christine Quinn is likely to find some backing from chasidim who respect her positions on crime and her support for nonprofit groups and city services.

The five Democrats and three Republicans running for Mayor.

Weiner Speaks Out On Scandal, Wants 'Second Chance' In Politics

04/10/2013
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Former congressman Anthony Weiner, who represented one of the most heavily Jewish districts in the nation before his fall from grace, is still considering a run in this year’s Democratic primary for mayor, he told The New York Times Magazine in Sunday’s edition.

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin speak out about the future in this week's New York Times Magazine.

Bad Vibe For The Tribe: Fewer Jews Running For Mayor

11/26/2012
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How far we’ve come from the 70s, when we had back-to-back Jewish mayors, Abe Beame and Ed Koch. And the 80s, when we had one Jewish mayor, Koch, the whole time.

And the 2000s, when we had another Jewish mayor (a sorta Republican) for three terms in Mike Bloomberg. When you think about it, Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins can be seen as aberrations through the 1990s to 2002 – 12 years out of nearly 40 in which Jewish senior citizens ran the city.

Scott Stringer won't run for mayor next year, he has announced.
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