I always thought my gangster roots were on the Italian side of my family. My sister often joked that some distant relative of ours was mobbed up. They weren’t, but considering all the Italians and Jews in my family that came through New York, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone along...
Charles Bronfman: The most wonderful gift I’ve ever received
To be read at the NYC Rally protesting “The Death of Klinghoffer”
Our Jewish obligation to make an impact on climate change
The new year brings viewers new T.V. shows
Westwood stores promote Iran; activists call foul
The deep wellspring of the Shofar
Erin Williams Hyman; 1972-2014
New rule: Fanatics can’t use Twitter
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A month into the new and perhaps final season of "The Sopranos," it's high time to consider our favorite TV mobster's predilection for Jews.
Of course, "The Sopranos" features its share of corrupt Jews as well as several marginally anti-Semitic wiseguys. Yet Tony Soprano has evinced...
November 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm
"Blood Relation" by Eric Konigsberg (HarperCollins, $25.95).
Harold "Kayo" Konigsberg has been behind bars since 1963. He has served time in more than 15 prisons and is next up for parole in 2006, when he'll be 78. No one expects this Jewish hit man from New Jersey, who freelanced...
March 28, 2002 | 7:00 pm
The New Melones Lake, a reservoir near the city of Modesto, is in a quiet, rural area in central California. The reservoir resembles a river more than a lake as it winds its way among the hills of Calaveras and Tuolumne counties.
The reservoir is a popular fishing area, but in the...
January 24, 2002 | 7:00 pm
Two garbage bags full of dead birds separate four Brooklyn buddies from their dreams in actor-playwright Matthew Klein's debut production, "The Common Man."
Japs Peretti (Klein), estranged son of a Mafia don, looks to rival mafioso Joey the Saint for the half-million dollars he...