In 1944, a little Jewish girl died in an accidental shooting in Norfolk, Virginia. Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner returns to a harrowing family story that still resonates seven decades later.
A new Pew study shows that fewer Americans identify as Christian and more have no religion at all. Jane Eisner asks what we can learn from these dramatic findings, which echo trends seen in Pew’s landmark study of Jews.
David Brooks is the conservative Jewish thought leader even some liberals like to read. So, Jane Eisner asks, why does the New York Times columnist seem so at odds with contemporary Jewish life?
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How does one person’s complaint become a nasty public crusade? Jane Eisner dissects the smear campaign against prominent Jewish leaders who support the New Israel Fund.
Netanyahu may have accomplished his goals in Washington, Jane Eisner writes. But his speech raised the stakes for Israel and America — and the results could be dangerous.
Is a Jewish nobleman right to order his son not to marry outside the faith? ‘Downton Abbey’ poses the question — and Jane Eisner explains why she’s siding with Lord Sinderby.
Eliyahu Fink is an unconventional spiritual leader. Help us find others who touch the lives of Jews in profound and unusual ways for this year’s America’s Most Inspiring Rabbis.
The million-dollar Genesis Prize was awarded to Michael Douglas. He makes last year’s winner — Michael Bloomberg — look like an inspired choice, Jane Eisner writes.
As we say farewell to 2014, to the joys, sorrows and all in-between. Let’s remember that when it comes to the Jews there is no such thing as too much good news!