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Samuel G. Freedman

May 15, 2000 | Feature
The Gospel According to Sujay

After reviving Chinatown's only black church, Suzan Johnson Cook has brought her popular ministry of spirituality and achievement home to the Bronx middle class.

June 21, 1999 | Feature
The Un-Reformation

A new statement of principles urges Reform Jews to return to tradition; attendance at Woody Allen films no longer qualifies as religious observance.

January 25, 1999 | Cityside
Esteem Heat

While "Nappy Hair" was becoming synonymous with misplaced liberal goals, the real tragedy of Bushwick's public schools somehow failed to impress most reporters.

August 10, 1998 | Feature
The Long Goodbye

For generations, Jewish educators dominated New York's public schools. Now that era is over. Does anybody care? Meet Milton Fein, the last of the Mohicans.

March 2, 1998 | Feature
Can This Man Save Publishing?

Big publishers may be bailing out of serious fiction and nonfiction, saying they can’t make the mid-list pay, but a former LBO magnate named Frank Pearl is out to prove they’re wrong. And he’s already got a best-seller to show for it.