New York Times 5/28/14: Mayor does not Speak Out at Jewish Gala

 The New York Times

N.Y. / Region

At a Jewish Gala, de Blasio Skips His Cue to Speak Out

MAY 28, 2014

Tests of courage are found in unexpected places.

On Tuesday night, Mayor Bill de Blasio attended a gala for Agudath Israel of America, a premier event for the black-hat leaders of the ultra-Orthodox Jews of New York. The mayor is a gregarious fellow, and as my colleague Sharon Otterman reported, he chatted and joked on the dais with numerous rabbis, some of whom endorsed his mayoral campaign.

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