The Jews of New York -- A WLIW production premiering  January 23rd  on New York Public Television
Mayor Ed Koch

The extraordinary role Jews have played in shaping the city’s political life will be told in part through the story of New York’s second Jewish mayor. In a wide ranging interview, Ed Koch told us about his family’s immigrant story; his boxing match with an anti-semitic soldier when he served in the army during World War II; his dealings with evangelical Christians when he was a member of Congress; and his decision to put his Jewishness front and center throughout his political career.

Fiddler on the Roof
Hasidic Rabbi Haskel Besser
Mayor Ed Koch
The Descendants of Jacob Schiff
Mount Sinai Hospital
Three Generations of the Russ Family

The Russ Family on Slicing Lox
Rabbi Haskel Besser and Pre-War Germany
Sheldon Harnick, lyricist for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

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