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.
Uri Dromi wants to give foreign reporters a place to work, have a drink and meet ‘warm Israelis.’ He's building it with help from Leona Helmsley's foundation.
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JERUSALEM -- Where most people would see the shell of an old restaurant on a hill overlooking Mount Zion, Uri Dromi sees a place where visiting international scribes can have a scotch with the best and brightest of Israeli society.
"The definition of chutzpah," Tom Allon tells us, "is when the New York Times tries to decide who's Jewish and who's not, and who is a major or minor candidate."
Expect Allon to use lots of Yiddish and Hebrew words as he ramps up his campaign for mayor -- which we are reluctant to characterize for fear of being called chutzpahdik -- now that Allon is the only Jewish declared candidate in next year's race for City Hall. (Manhattan Beep Scott Stringer dropped out.)
Adi Kain, a hip 29 year-old, was not going to wait for a proposal. She was with the right guy and ready for the relationship to move on.
They met at a fashion event in Tel Aviv. Adi went up to the bar for a drink, and a cute guy started to chat her up. Gilad Carmi worked in high tech and Adi was a project manager for a property development group.
That same evening, Adi received a text message from Gilad. Within days, they had their first date. “It was great,” recalls Adi. “We both love the beach and enjoy good wine. And we talked for hours.”
In wake of witness intimidation indictments, concern as to whether DA will now pursue rabbinic leaders.
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The recent indictments by the Brooklyn district attorney of four chasidic men for attempting to impede the sex abuse prosecution of a chasidic defendant is being met with a mix of skepticism and cautious optimism by sex abuse victims, their advocates and observers.
Many are gratified to see the district attorney taking a tough stance on witness intimidation, a problem in the ultra-Orthodox community that District Attorney Charles Hynes himself has acknowledged is worse than anything he has seen even in organized crime and police corruption cases.