Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen

Anne Cohen is the Forward’s deputy digital media editor. When she’s not looking for the secret Jewish history of Voodoo in New Orleans, or making lists about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, she writes for The Assimilator. She graduated from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism with an M.S. magazine concentration in 2012.

Her writing has appeared in, The Huffington Post, and

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5 Things We Learned From Natalie Portman's Hollywood Reporter Interview

Natalie Portman, queen of the Jews, is on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter. Here are 5 things we learned, including what she things of Bibi and her favorite Jewish TV shows.

This Jewish Teen Answered Her Sex Ed Homework Like A Boss

A Jewish teen from Montreal has gone viral after her sister posted a picture of her sex ed homework on Imgur.

Dave Goldberg and Sheryl Sandberg, posted to her Facebook page.

Sheryl Sandberg Posts Tearful Tribute to Dave Goldberg

Sheryl Sandberg has posted a moving tribute to her husband, Dave Goldberg, who passed away suddenly last week while on a family vacation to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Sarah Jessica Parker

The Best (And Worst) Jewish Dresses at The 2015 Met Gala

Last night’s Met Gala was kind of a yawn. Yeah Sarah Jessica Parker rocked a pretty wild headdress, and Beyonce got naked — but really, what else is new? We round up the best (and worst) dressed Jews.

Mary Ann Vecchio, 14, kneeling over the body of Jeffrey Miller

Remembering the Jews of Kent State, 45 Years Later

45 years ago today, the Ohio National Guard shot into a crowd of protesters at Kent State University, killing four unarmed students. Three of them were Jewish.

That Super Cute Maxi Skirt Isn't Her Problem. French Racism Is.

A Muslim girl in France was sent home twice in one month for wearing a long skirt deemed an ‘ostentatious symbol’ of her faith. Anne Cohen explains why those focusing on the skirt are missing the point.

Woody Allen's Art Imitates Life — Again

Woody Allen’s latest movie finally has a trailer. And the plot is, well, a little problematic. Watch it here.

David Krumholtz's Bubbe Impression Gets Its Own Show

You may know David Krumholtz as that cute guy from Numb3rs. But his claim to fame isn’t his nice Jewish boy looks or his nebbishy smile. It’s his ability to credibly portray a 76-year-old bubbe from Boca named Gigi

'The Wire' Creator David Simon Calls on Baltimore Protestors to 'Go Home'

As protestors continue to demonstrate against police brutality in Baltimore, David Simon, creator of HBO’s “The Wire,” took to his personal website to try to diffuse the tension.

Want to Date Jake Gyllenhaal? Gotta Go Through Mom.

Jake Gyllenhaal is a good Jewish boy. Exhibit A: [he takes all his first dates to meet his mom.