New York City’s mayoral candidates court the Jewish vote

DIASPORA AFFAIRS: New York City is home to 1.2 million Jews, making it the largest Jewish community in the world outside of Israel.

NEW YORK – With New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stepping down next year due to term limits, a crowded field of candidates has emerged to replace him.

Gearing up for the June 23 primaries, the city’s next chief executive will face the daunting task of repairing a city smacked down financially and emotionally by the coronavirus pandemic. The lockdowns have resulted in tourist dollars down two-thirds, which is not expected to rebound until the theaters open again in 2022. Of even greater concern is the fact that many of the wealthiest New Yorkers plan to decamp to states like Florida with considerably lower taxes.

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