Ed Koch’s Catholic Send-off

The former mayor, who had a deep relationship with Catholicism, will be memorialized in a Mass at St. Patrick’s

How Ed Koch Honored My Son

The late New York mayor told me he wanted to be remembered by my son Daniel Pearl’s final words: ‘I am Jewish.’

Hizzoner

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch, who died today, spoke to Tablet in 2011 about politics and Judaism

Ed Koch on His Life and His Judaism

The Hizzoner spoke to Tablet back in 2011

New York, Capital of the Jews

A film and several books spotlight the 1970s—when the city embraced Soviet Jews, and a new world was born

How We Freed Soviet Jewry

Twenty-five years ago today, a rally of 250,000 people changed the fate of Jews worldwide. An oral history.

An Anti-Semite for Congress?

New York City councilman Charles Barron is a defender of Qaddafi and Mugabe and a foe of Israel

The Changeling

Ed Koch may not have caused a change in Obama’s Israel policy, but he’s forced the administration to shift its message to Democratic Jewish voters

Bloomsday

As much as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg may wish to present himself as an ethnically neutral pragmatist, his Jewishness inevitably plays a role in people’s opinion of him

Koch Test

The former New York City mayor is starting to turn against Barack Obama. And when hizzoner goes for the Republican in a presidential contest, it’s always been bad news for his fellow Democrats.

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