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Tom Allon: Who's A Minor Candidate?

11/26/2012

"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.)

Allon Plan: "I'll be one of the last two standing."

A Mea Culpa From The Media

As Israel’s offensive in Gaza gathers momentum, many in the Jewish community have noticed international coverage of suffering in the strip.

They have accordingly seized the opportunity to again protest the media’s neglect of Sderot and other southern Isareli communities that bear the burden of daily bombardment.

Palestinians search the debris of the al-Dallu family home after an Israeli airstrike on Nov. 18. Getty Images

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Ex-Publisher of NY Times, Dies At 86

09/30/2012

Former New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who was publisher of the newspaper for 34 years beginning in 1963, has died.

Sulzberger died Saturday at his home in New York after a long illness, at the age of 86.

Sulzberger's family bought the newspaper in 1896; his son Arthur Sulzberger Jr. took over from him as publisher in 1992, and as chairman in 1997.

The Times’ Kosher Berger

A conversation with New York’s unofficial correspondent for all things Orthodox.

08/14/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

One day this summer, Joseph Berger of The New York Times got a note from a reader asking if he was the reporter who covered Orthodox Jews for the paper. “Is that your beat?” the reader asked.

Ari L. Goldman

The Times’ Kosher Berger

A conversation with New York’s unofficial correspondent for all things Orthodox.

08/07/2012
Special To The Jewish Week

One day this summer, Joseph Berger of The New York Times got a note from a reader asking if he was the reporter who covered Orthodox Jews for the paper. “Is that your beat?” the reader asked.

Joseph Berger: Has had “a busy summer” covering haredi Jews for the Times.

How Gilad Met Adi

07/02/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

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.”

Adi Kain and Gilad Carmi, married in October.

Praise, Questions For Hynes After Arrests

In wake of witness intimidation indictments, concern as to whether DA will now pursue rabbinic leaders.

06/26/2012
Special To The Jewish Week
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.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes: New indictments politically motivated? CALA NY

Breaking Down The Culture Of Silence

From Penn State to Brooklyn and Too Many Places In Between

06/14/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

 

When Henry David Thoreau wrote that “most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them,” he could not have been talking about men who, as young boys, suffered sexual abuse at the hands of supposedly trustworthy adults.  Their song, I think, has been robbed from them.  And their desperation is heart wrenching.

 Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik is the spiritual leader of the Forest Hills Jewish Center in Queens.

No, the Jews Don't Own Anxiety -- What The New York Times Essay Got Right

In this Sunday’s New York Times, you may have seen the Week in Review front-cover essay by Daniel Smith.  With the header, “Do the Jews Own Anxiety?” it was low-hanging fruit for the paper’s editors to play up on the page 1, given that anything with Jews in the title is almost guaranteed to make the “Most Emailed” list. (Sure enough, on Monday, it broke the Top 10.)

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