The former British chief rabbi was being honored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a Washington-based public interest law firm that’s been busy representing clients — such as Hobby Lobby — who say their religious freedoms are being trampled by the government.
Anti-Semites say that Jews control Hollywood. And they say that Jews control Washington. But can we control both at once?
Jewish news outlets ran reports that American gold medal-winning ice dancer Charlie White was Jewish. It appears we were all misinformed.
New York’s decidedly left-leaning new mayor, Bill de Blasio, was assailed by a group of decidedly left-leaning Jews for a speech in which he pledged his friendship to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Yair Netanyahu, the son of the Israeli prime minister, is reportedly dating a Norwegian woman. Despite the media hubbub, there is precedent for such dating outside the tribe.
New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment — and of the Zionist cause even before that.
Bill De Blasio was elected New York City’s mayor by a landslide. He appears to have won the Jewish vote, too, but with what some might call a ‘meh’ margin.
The St. Louis Cardinals tied up the World Series with a 4-2 win over Boston. The save went to Trevor Rosenthal, who happens not to be Jewish.
Stanley Siegelman was never at a loss for words — and they always rhymed. Over the past decade, Stanley, who died of cancer on April 11 at the age of 87, regaled Forward readers with his light verse, first as a contributor to this newspaper’s “Der Yiddish Vinkl” column, more recently with his online “Siegelmania” column and occasionally on our opinion page.
When J Street’s supporters gather in Washington later this month for the dovish Israel advocacy group’s first national conference, they will have no shortage of things to celebrate. In the year and a half since its launch, the self-proclaimed “political arm of the pro-Israel, pro-peace movement” has made itself a major player in the Jewish community — and, for many, its enfant terrible. While other dovish Jewish groups have attempted, over the years, to influence America’s Mideast policy debates, none has managed to generate anything comparable to J Street’s potent combination of grassroots enthusiasm, inside-the-Beltway political cachet and media buzz.