As the New York Jewish community gathered last month at the Park East Synagogue to celebrate Arthur Schneier’s 50th year as the shul’s rabbi, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proclaimed, “Here’s to the next 50 years.”
“That’s ridiculous!” declared Ed Koch. “I wish you 120!”
The former mayor recalled when he had a stroke in 1987 and the rabbi came to him in the hospital. “Say this prayer after me in Hebrew,” Rabbi Schneier told him.
Democrat Tom DiNapoli, running for his first elected term as New York State Comptroller, talks to host Adam Dickter about the state budget, the attorney general's investigation of his office, investment in Israel, divestment from companies that do business with Iran and the ground zero mosque.