Publicity Money Can’t Buy



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.

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About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

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  1. Sue Deutsch

    As always, Jewdar is right on target! And I say that even though I’m his mother.


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