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More Free-Speech Furor In N.J.

07/25/2003
Staff Writer
When New Jersey Gov. James McGreevey didn't like what state Poet Laureate Amiri Baraka had to say about Israelis in a poem about 9-11, he took action. McGreevey, with the nearly unanimous support of the state Legislature, abolished the state-funded post through budget cuts several weeks ago to get rid of Baraka. In recent weeks McGreevey has said he didn't like the "abhorrent" views of a Rutgers University pro-Palestinian student group that is sponsoring a national conference in October at the state-financed institution.

Looming New York State Social Service Cuts Could Hurt Neediest

Local Jewish agencies bracing for ‘staggering’ state aid reductions, with programs for aged hardest hit.

12/02/2009
Assistant Managing Editor

As state legislators and Gov. David Paterson worked to hammer out a mid-year cut in state spending this week, social service providers were eagerly waiting to see if they would use a scalpel or a chainsaw.

Gov. David Paterson says spending cuts by legislators don’t go far enough. getty images

Heaven Can’t Wait

07/30/1999
Staff Writer
Will Jews be condemned to hell under President George W. Bush? The question of what the Texas governor and front-running Republican presidential candidate believes about where Jewish souls will wind up in the afterlife is a concern for political pundit Michael Kinsley, editor of Slate, the on-line magazine.

Palin Ignites New Debate On GOP Support For Israel

Comment on settlement influx seen tied to biblical prophecy

11/25/2009
Washington Correspondent

Jewish Democrats say she’s the best thing that could happen to them in 2012, and Republicans say she’s almost beside the point as Jewish voters sour on President Barack Obama’s Israel policies, runaway budget deficits and a faltering domestic agenda.

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Pataki’s Con-Tacts?

05/01/1998
Staff Writer
Gov. George Pataki’s top Jewish liaison has been grilled by a federal grand jury in Brooklyn investigating whether the state gave special treatment to two Israeli drug dealers. The dealers were granted leniency after requests from a leading Pataki fund-raiser, Rabbi Leon Perlmutter, a prominent member of the Satmar chasidic community. Jeff Wiesenfeld, Pataki’s executive assistant who deals with Jewish affairs, appeared before the grand jury in Brooklyn several weeks ago, sources said.

These Little Town Blues

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

As of this writing, the race for Nassau County executive is too close to call.

 

But seriously, who really cares? All the action is in New York City, where I spent an even four decades of my life, and where, for the first time since 1985, I was not able to cast a vote for mayor yesterday.

 

A Night Of Dedications

12/22/2006
Staff Writer
On a typical Friday night, there are some empty seats in the sanctuary of Temple Emanu-El, Manhattan’s prestigious Reform congregation. Several hundred worshippers come usually. On a typical Friday-night service during Chanukah, the numbers go up. To about a thousand. Last Friday night was standing room only.

Coming Out And Coming Home

11/19/2004
Staff Writer
‘Mom, do you have a minute.” My mother was sitting at her desk in our family’s dank, basement business office. I was on my way to work. “Sure,” she said. She turned away from her desk. I took a breath. I was about to tell my mother something about me that would forever change my relationship with her and my family, something that those closest to me had suspected for a while, something that many people like me felt.

Pataki Embraces Anti-Semitism Fight

06/24/2005
Staff Writer
On his return from a European conference on intolerance, Gov. George Pataki last week called on Jewish leaders to keep him involved in their efforts to combat anti-Semitism.

Sharp Drop In Jewish Turnout Seen

11/15/2002
Staff Writer
If early voter turnout figures are any indication, thousands of Jewish voters not excited about Gov. George Pataki stayed home rather than vote for Democrat H. Carl McCall or Independence Party candidate Thomas Golisano. Preliminary returns show a steep drop in turnout in heavily Jewish neighborhoods of New York City last week, compared to the last statewide race.
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