Michael Bloomberg

Classic Koch

An excerpt for the humorous video preceding Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2012 State of The City Address.

In Eulogies, Koch Remembered As Outspoken 'Moses' Who Led City Out Of Darkness

'We are doing a lot better because you lived and served,' says President Clinton.
02/03/2013 - 19:00

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died on Friday, was remembered by his current successor, Michael Bloomberg, as a legendary figure akin to Moses, who “restored the arc of the city’s history."

Noting that this week's Torah portion depicts Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, Bloomberg said " Ed, in his own way, was our Moses ... He led us out of darkness and he gave us hope. And while he may not have parted the Red Sea, he did break a subway strike by standing on a bridge and shouting words of encouragement.”

Bad Vibe For The Tribe: Fewer Jews Running For Mayor

11/25/2012 - 19:00
Associate Managing Editor

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.

Board Of Health Unanimously Approves Measure Against Bris Suction Practice

09/12/2012 - 20:00

The city's Board of Health on Thursday unanimously approved a measure requiring mohelim to obtain informed consent from parents before performning a ritual at circumcisions involving oral suction of the wound.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a staunch opponent of the procedure, which many doctors feel is conducive to infection and which has been linked to the transmission of oral herpes to several babies.

A Jewish Giving Pledge?


Edgar Bronfman, the funder behind the Samuel Bronfman Foundation (named for his father) last week signed Warren Buffet’s “Giving Pledge” by which he committed to giving away more than half of his wealth to philanthropic causes and charitable organizations, either during his lifetime, or in his will.

'Bloomberg For President' Redux

Here we go again.

New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is being encouraged to run as an independent after a concerted attempt to get him to run in 2008 went nowhere.

There was even a web site -- Run Mike Run-- that was set up to persuade him to throw his hat into the ring. But Bloomberg didn’t bite – and the web site is still there.

“Should events encourage Mr. Bloomberg to reconsider for 2012, this site will be here to assist in that cause,” it says.

Brooklyn DA Looking Into Infant's Death From Controversial Bris Practice

03/04/2012 - 19:00
Special To the Jewish Week



After the death of an infant who contracted herpes during a controversial circumcision practice, the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office said it is investigating the case as a possible criminal matter.

Jerry Schmetterer, the spokesman for Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes, told The Jewish Week Monday, “Our Crimes Against Children Bureau is looking into this situation. I would not assume what any possible charges would be.”

Jewish Leaders Split On Muslim Monitoring

NYPD’s reported surveillance causing rifts in both communities.
01/02/2012 - 19:00
Staff Writer

The boycott of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s annual interfaith breakfast last week by 15 Muslim leaders who were upset over press reports about city police counterterrorism efforts to infiltrate Muslim neighborhoods and mosques has split leaders in both the Muslim and Jewish communities.

Muslims rally in Foley Square in November to protest ethnic profiling by police. getty images

Bloomberg Dedicates Magen David Building Named For His Father

10/23/2011 - 20:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg dedicated the landmark Magen David Adom station in Jerusalem in memory of his father.

Bloomberg affixed a mezuzah to the doorpost of the William H. Bloomberg MDA Jerusalem Station on Sunday with the help of Sephardi Chief Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar. The mayor donated the lead gift for the station.

Ramaz To Hold Classes At Reform Temple Emanu-El During Fire Repairs

08/18/2011 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side is a neighborhood of towering rents, but the Orthodox Ramaz school is using 18,000 square feet of Reform Temple Emanu-El’s space for a cool $1 for two months.

Homeless after the July 11 fire in the 85th Street building that houses both Ramaz and its parent synagogue, Kehilath Jeshurun, the school’s first through fourth graders will study through October in Temple Emanu-El’s afternoon Hebrew School in the synagogue building at 65th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Temple Emanu-el
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