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  • Opinion still matters more than money

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    September 17, 2013 | 3:21 pm

    New York City voters appear to be moving beyond the era of their three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long dominated the city’s politics. With the Sept. 16 concession of William C. Thompson, the winner of New York’s Democratic mayoral primary is the liberal Bill de Blasio,...

  • Met Council taps N.Y. finance chief Frankel to replace Rapfogel

    August 19, 2013 | 10:12 am

    The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is bringing in New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO.

    The Met Council announced the appointment of Frankel, who has been the commissioner of the Department of...

  • History matters: 
Garcetti and the history of Jewish politics

    May 29, 2013 | 3:38 pm

    With Eric Garcetti’s election on May 21, the mayors of the three largest cities in the United States — Michael Bloomberg in New York, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago and Garcetti in Los Angeles — are all Jews. This is a remarkable phenomenon, perhaps most of all because of how unremarked...

  • Boston bombers had planned to attack N.Y. next, Mayor Bloomberg says

    April 25, 2013 | 11:15 am

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday the suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombing had intended to attack New York City next.

    "Last night we were informed by the FBI that the surviving attacker revealed that New York City was next on their list of...

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  • The ultimate school test

    By Raphael J. Sonenshein

    April 18, 2013 | 1:53 pm

    The political struggle over school governance is now the most significant internal conflict in the Democratic Party, at the city, state and national levels. With gun control, gay marriage and immigration now uniting Democrats as never before, education reform remains a main...

  • Disgraced ex-congressman Weiner considering N.Y. mayoral run

    April 10, 2013 | 3:58 pm

    Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, is considering a run for New York City mayor.

    Weiner, 48, and his wife, Huma Abedin, submitted to an extensive profile in this weekend's New York Times Magazine in part because Weiner is testing the...

  • Goodbye Soda…..Hello Bloomberg

    By Beit T'shuvah

    March 12, 2013 | 1:50 pm

    By Michael Welch

    This week, I began writing my blog earlier than usual. If I don’t say so myself, it was a wonderfully executed critique, demonizing Michael Bloomberg’s misguided radical soda reform.  As I finished typing the last word of my searing expose, my news ticker mooted...

  • Ellison is world’s richest Jew, new Forbes billionaire list shows

    March 4, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes' annual world billionaires list for 2013.

    Ellison was among five Jews in the top 25 on the list published Monday. Seventeen Israelis were among the record 1,426 billionaires -- 200 more than in 2012.

    Ellison...

  • Bloomberg defends Brooklyn College’s right to host BDS event

    February 7, 2013 | 11:07 am

    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the right of the publicly funded Brooklyn College to sponsor an anti-Israel BDS conference.

    Bloomberg said Wednesday at City Hall that though he "violently" disagrees with the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, a university...

  • Ed Koch remembered as quintessential New York City mayor [VIDEO]

    February 4, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized on Monday as an in-your-face, wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.

    As Koch's casket was led out of Temple Emanu-El, a soaring Fifth Ave....

  • New York to name subway station after Koch

    February 4, 2013 | 9:47 am

    New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.

    U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) will announce Monday that the station at East 77th Street and Lexington Avenue will be renamed the Mayor Ed Koch Subway Station, the...

  • Obama first, Netanyahu 23rd on Forbes most powerful list

    December 6, 2012 | 9:24 am

    President Obama for the second straight year was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.

    The list includes 71 individuals -- one for every 100 million people on the planet.

    Other notable...

  • Gilad Shalit visits New York's Mayor Bloomberg

    June 26, 2012 | 1:53 pm

    Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas.

    During Tuesday’s ceremony, which also featured City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Bloomberg showed Shalit an iPad photo of...

  • Bloomberg to Muslim leaders: ‘Shalom alaikum’

    July 29, 2011 | 10:54 am

    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accidentally addressed Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with a “Shalom.”

    Bloomberg apparently had intended to say “Salaam aleikum,” a traditional Arabic greeting, to those gathered at the Wednesday event at New York’s police...

  • In N.Y. and Houston, Jewish communities are struggling with tragedy

    July 19, 2011 | 1:29 pm

    The two tragedies occurred 1,500 miles apart and in much different circumstances, but both united a community in shock, horror and grief.

    In New York, the abduction and gruesome murder last week of 8-year-old Leiby Kletzky while walking home from summer day camp in Borough Park,...

  • Top 10 Jews of Year - 2010

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 23, 2010 | 4:45 pm

    Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values.  And you don’t have to be Jewish to win: see our “Honorary Jew of the Year.”


    1) Jon Stewart


    For his intellect, his sense of humor, his willingness to speak truth to power,...

  • Netanyahu, Zuckerberg among Jews on Forbes’ most powerful list

    November 4, 2010 | 12:21 pm

    Several prominent Jewish men appear on Forbes’ latest list of the world’s most powerful people, including the Israeli prime minister.

    Ben Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, was ranked at No. 8; Sergey Brin and Larry Page, co-founders of Google, ranked No. 22; New York...

  • Bloomberg as Obama’s running mate?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 29, 2008 | 4:55 pm

    Putting New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the ticket with Barack Obama might finally quell those Internet rumors about Obama being an undercover Muslim and an anti-Semite and a Palestinian sympathizer. But would Bloomberg play second fiddle? The NY Daily News, via the Bintel Blog,...

  • Bloomberg playing ‘presidential footsie’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 8, 2008 | 12:40 pm

    Despite Barack Obama’s decisive victory in Iowa last week, and double-digit leads for tonight’s primary in New Hampshire, and maybe because the Republican landscape remains so unclear, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg continues to play the will-he-or-won’t-he game.

    Onto this crowded...

  • Michael Bloomberg’s religion problem

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 20, 2007 | 4:56 pm

    It seems like most the candidates in the ‘08 race are having a crisis of faith on the campaign trail. But keep in mind that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has not declared his candidacy for president. Yet. Then, read Jacques Berlinerblau’s assessment of why Bloomberg would fair...

  • Bloomberg: ‘Short Jewish billionaire from New York’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 28, 2007 | 6:26 pm


    He’d probably be the most-qualified candidate running for president, certainly the best choice from New York. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s not in the race, remember?

    The slow-burning fire was stoked last week when Bloomberg defected from the Republican party. By going independent,...

  • Business Wins in N.Y.

    By Adam Dickter

    November 8, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    During New York's mayoral campaign, Michael Bloomberg caused a minor ruckus when he seemed to advocate school prayer.

    In an off-the-cuff remark, he said that reciting the Lord's prayer in public school hadn't been a bad experience for him as a Jewish child.

    But Bloomberg, who won the...

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