When Eleanor Bergstein was researching the script for ‘Dirty Dancing,’ she turned to hundreds of sources. One of them was dance teacher Jackie Horner.
Jews once flocked to the great hotels of the Catskills. Marisa Scheinfeld has dedicated herself to preserving memories of the Borscht Belt, one stunning photo at a time.
When Abigail Jones set out to explore what is left of the legendary Catskills resorts, she thought it would be simple. Nothing could be further from the truth.
For those who grew up in Boston, few days can match the excitement and pure joy of Marathon Monday. That’s why it was so awful to see blood and terror wreak havoc on it.
Rabbi Alice Goldfinger’s head injury changed her life forever. But it led to a remarkable bond with Rabbi Akiva Herzfeld, who allowed her to lead prayers in his Orthodox synagogue.
I spent the past few weeks reading hundreds of nominations for the Forward’s new series, America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis. When we launched this project in early February, we hoped that people would respond — that they would take a little time to tell us about the rabbi who inspired them or their communities — but we never imagined we would receive such an overwhelming response.
The food world is having its beauty moment. So how do the Jewish women of food TV navigate the crawl space between celebrity, food and relentless beauty standards?
Since we launched America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis, we’ve been overwhelmed with responses about leaders who make a difference. And there’s still time for nominations.
Magnum the Canaan Dog didn’t stack up to the cute Chow-Chows and Malteses at the Westminster Dog Show. But he is the only Israeli pooch — and that makes him No. 1 in our book.
In the latest episode of the Jewish Channel’s Salon, the Forward’s editor-in-chief Jane Eisner and Change the Ratio’s Rachel Sklar tackle Israel’s new ban on skinny models, gun control, the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and non-Orthodox Jews’ marriage problem. Joining them were Meredith Goldstein, author of the “The Singles” and the “Love Letters” column in The Boston Globe; Jo Miller, Staff Writer for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and Katie Orenstein, Founder & CEO of The OpEd Project.