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Why I Hate This, And All, Presidents’ Days

There is no federal Presidents Day holiday, but Dan Friedman explains why he hates it anyway.

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Remote Pacific Island Gets Its Own Chabad House

Chabad, the Hasidic movement that operates Jewish centers in more than 90 countries, has set up shop in the Pacific island archipelago of New Caledonia, which h...

Culture

Paul Newman’s Lost Film, And More To Watch, Read, And Do This Weekend

With a long weekend ahead, you have even more time to take in the best cultural events in New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and Los Angeles.

Fast Forward

In Elaborate Joke, Internet Provocateurs Turn ‘Trash Bird’ Into Nazi Icon

~~First came Pepe, the anti-Kermit, then Kek. Now meet Pek, the purple Hiter-loving pigeon.~~

Culture

A Turkish Magazine Was Just Shut Down For A Cartoon About Moses

Turkey’s Erdogan regime continues its war on the free press this week by shutting down a satirical magazine for a cartoon about Moses.

Fast Forward

Jewish Democrats Unite To Fight Trump’s Executive Order

There’s no “Jewish caucus” in Congress like there is for Hispanic lawmakers, but the issue of LGBTQ rights has brought Jewish Democrats together.

Culture

How Did Aaron Copland’s ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ Get Its Name?

The title of Aaron Copland’s most famous piece, far from being a meaningless platitude, is a clear political statement.

Breaking News

WATCH: ‘Holocaust Tourism’ Is Probed In A Compelling Documentary

Just what constitutes appropriate behavior at a Holocaust memorial site has been a hot topic recently.

Fast Forward

Ikea Aims To Reach Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox With A Female-Free Catalog

At 10 percent of Israel’s population, ultra-Orthodox Jews have big families and are a tempting market for the flat-pack furniture giant Ikea.

Scribe

WATCH: General Flynn Makes “Pants On Fire” Statements At A Massachusetts Synagogue

As he vilified President Obama and Islam, the crowd at Ahavath Torah Congregation cheered him on with resounding applause.

News

5 Possible Reasons Donald Trump Won’t Denounce Anti-Semitism

Why won’t Donald Trump denounce anti-Semitism? We rounded up some opinions.

Culture

An Anti-Immigration Bill Becomes Law, And More Of The Forward Looking Back

After a long and difficult struggle, the enemies of free immigration have won a battle.

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