Spiffy in Silver: Zach Braff breaks out his best scarf for the opening night of Broadway’s ‘Godspell’ at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York.
Gleefully Glamorous: Actress Lea Michele blows a kiss as she arrives at Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year Awards in New York. While accepting her award, the honoree reportedly shared some juicy details about this evening’s ‘Glee’ episode.
Not So Serious Business: ‘Twilight’ star Nikki Reed cracks up onstage during ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1’ Concert Tour at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta.
Portrait of the Artist: Photographer Cindy Sherman steps into the limelight to accept an award at Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year Awards in New York.
After Watergate: Investigative journalist Carl Bernstein attends the 2011 New-York Historical Society History Makers Awards at The Waldorf-Astoria Starlight Roof in New York.
Funny Lady: Chelsea Handler accepts an award onstage at Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year Awards in New York.
Living Legend: Feminist and ‘Ms.’ founder Gloria Steinem accepts a lifetime achievement award at Glamour’s 2011 Women of the Year Awards in New York.
A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in Camden, north London on what would have been the singer's 31st birthday.
Can you spot the Magen David?
"When I sat down with three of the original 43 signatories — a philosophy student, a technology and communications employee, and a computer science doctoral candidate — my first impression was one of earnestness: these were the 'good kids.'"
What do you think the IDF reservists' decision?
How did Mordecai Cohen, a 19th-century Jewish slave owner, become entangled in Charleston's most brutal trade?
To find out, the Forward goes to South Carolina, the latest in #OurPromisedLands series:
51 years ago today, a Ku Klux Klan bomb killed four young black girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church.
Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel stopped there earlier this summer: http://jd.fo/s5NRk
Three of the students killed that day — Allison Krause, Sandra Scheuer, and Jeffrey Miller — were Jewish.
What with racial tension in Missouri, threats of a new world war in Ukraine, and barbaric jihadis marching across Iraq — not to mention the deadly, dispiriting 50-day war between Israel and Hamas — you might have missed the really terrifying news. It seems scientists discovered these three gigantic holes in the ground in remote northern Siberia.
J.J. Goldberg explains why we should all be alarmed:
“What happened during this war was that it was just one war too many. People are fed up."
What's it like to be the female coach of an all-male yeshiva sports team?
“I like to find people who really stand out in the crowd, who are really confident and really expressing themselves no matter what they’re doing with their fashion. And the whole point is, I want them to look older. If someone looks too young, I don’t take their photograph.”
American Jews weren't always considered white — so why does ABC's new comedy "Black-ish" represent them as the epitome of whiteness?
Watch the trailer here — and see what happens when this boy decides he desperately wants a bar mitzvah.
Did wealthy donors influence the University of Illinois decision to de-hire Steven Salaita?
Why did Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua look so sad at the Telluride Film Festival?
The IDF is bracing itself for another slugfest.
Read J.J. Goldberg's latest analysis.
“Was I aware at the time that we were making history? There was no time to think about it. You did what you had to do. You did it and that’s all. If you were lucky, you got home. If you weren’t, you didn’t. It was as simple as that. We gave, we sacrificed, what we thought should be done, we did it.”
“Girls are ambushed almost daily, while a boy is rarely seen getting chastised for his clothing. This inequality exposes the misogyny underlying the rules.This predatory culture is counterproductive. It causes negative associations with the concept of modesty and makes girls feel hunted.”
It's common for Orthodox high schools to require girls to wear skirts. But has Yeshiva Flatbush gone too far? http://jd.fo/f5E4q