Let us begin by saying sincerely that Ed Koch’s family should be comforted with the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. That said, we have to say that the passing of Ed Koch was truly a matter of perfect timing, coinciding as it does with the release of the new documentary about New York’s mayor. There’s a scene in the doc in which Koch is talking about his funeral arrangements, and that he wants to be buried in Manhattan, but the Jewish cemeteries are all too small and shabby, so he gets a plot at Trinity uptown (and even has his headstone prepared). Koch was larger than life, and wanted to be writ even larger for eternity. Jewdar will not be memorializing the man (there will be no shortage of writers doing it better than we could), but for a guy like Koch, timing it so that you die on the eve of the release of your documentary is a good way to start eternity, and a fitting end for a man who lived his life in the public eye.