Exhibition pays homage to Jewish designer Milton Glaser • Charging bull statue vandalized with swastikas • Jewish woman’s obituary goes viral | JTA


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DESIGN OF OUR TIME: A new exhibit at the School of Visual Arts pays homage to Milton Glaser, the Jewish designer responsible for countless iconic designs, including the “I Love NY” logo. (New York Jewish Week)

SOME SERIOUS WINNED SHELL BULL: Police are looking for a man they say is responsible for scribbling swastikas on many buildings and landmarks in Lower Manhattan, including the Charging Bull Statue and City Hall. (CNN)

HURRA FOR HERRING!: Popular Israeli restaurant Sherry Herring opened an outpost on the Upper West Side in October – minus its iconic herring sandwich, as owner Sherry Ansky couldn’t find a herring that met her approval. Ansky went to the Netherlands and worked with a fishery there, and now, after 11 weeks of aging in brine, herring is expected at the sandwich shop any day now. Bonus: Sherry Herring will also be getting kosher certification soon. (I love the Upper West Side)

BEST.NOBITUARY.EVER.: A truly exceptional obituary for Renay Mandel Corren, “a tall Jewish redneck” who died in El Paso, Texas on Saturday at the age of 84, has rightfully gone viral. It was written by “his favorite son, the catty gay who writes obituaries in his spare time, Andy Corren, from – obviously – New York City”. Seriously, guys. Read this one. (Observer from Fayetteville)

  • Related: As 2021 draws to a close, help New York Jewish Week remember those we lost this year. If you’ve lost a loved one this year, or know someone who has, please let us know. We can present your answer in a future retrospective. Find details and information here.

ALL DREAMS DO NOT COME REAL: The site of countless bar and bat mitzvahs, weddings and the Great Big Brooklyn Challah Bake – which in 2015 produced the world’s largest challah, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records – the historic Grand Prospect Hall of Brooklyn was unceremoniously stripped and sold this summer. A fascinating New Yorker article examines what happened – and why it shouldn’t have been. (New Yorker)


Join New York Jewish Week and the Museum of Jewish Heritage on Friday, December 17 at noon for a behind-the-scenes conversation with Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Tovah Feldshuh, the principal ladies behind the off-Broadway hit “Becoming Dr. Ruth”. Westheimer and Feldshuh will chat with our own Julia Gergely about their friendship, the new one-woman show, and the best things about being New Yorkers. Register here.

Photo: As a tribute to his life and work, the Gramercy Gallery at the School of Visual Arts exhibits Milton Glaser’s love for New York City, with a wall covered with the iconic logo he designed on the back of a taxi in 1976 (Julia Gergely)

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