I picked up my first copy of The New Republic as a teenager in 1993. The cover featured a caricature of Ross Perot as a salivating bug with the teaser “Pox Populi.” The magazine was smart, cheeky, disputatious and highbrow. It was also very Jewish.
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.