Edward Koch

In Post-City Hall Life, Koch ‘Redefined’ Jewish Leadership

Wielded significant political influence from here to Florida.

02/06/2013
Staff Writer

In the mid-1970s, William Rapfogel, who was publishing a small Jewish newspaper on the Lower East Side, arranged a meeting at a café near Grand Central Station with Edward Koch, then an obscure member of Congress, and one of the representative’s aides.

Speaking out: Out of office, Edward Koch continued to wield power as a de facto Jewish leader. Getty images
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