Jirish

Mickey Ryan and Chet Carlin How It’s New York:  The subject of the play Imagining Heschel is Abraham Joshua Heschel, a Jewish theologian who taught in...

How It’s New York:  The mural “The Wall of the Temple) was commissioned for Congregation B’nai Israel, in NJ (tristate), in 1951.   How It’s (Scottish)...

Éamon de Valera inspecting his neutral troops How It’s New York:  There’s a Jirish component here, which is very New York.  Éamon De Valera, who...

Klezmatics on Conan tonight!

How It’s New York:  The Klezmatics are a New York based group, and klezmer of course has a long tradition in this city!  In fact I just saw a great klezmer...

How It’s New York:  In addition to taking place at the Irish Arts Center, a  hub of all things Irish in New York, the musicians include many who are New York...

Steven Ryan (Lee Wexler) How It’s New York: La MaMa E.T.C. is one of New York’s theatrical/performance treasures, and this year they’re celebrating their...

How It’s New York:  Well, it’s Mick Moloney, who’s really the person to know in New York Irish music.  He teaches at NYU, he’s an NEA Heritage Award winner,...

How It’s New York: New York is the setting for the novel; Pete Hamill is the quintessential New Yorker.How It’s Irish: Hamill is American-Irish, and his...

How It’s New York:  The play takes place in Loveladies, NJ– on the Jersey Shore.How It’s Irish:  It’s Jirish!   there’s Riverdance (ish) music!   It’s...

As promised:  some of the Jirish articles I’ve done in the past.. This one, for the Village Voice in 2008, went viral… I still hear about it!  and I left out...

Look Carefully… this is very Jirish I’m hungry.  It’s Passover week.  Which if you’re Jewish in New York* means not only not eating bread, but also not...