EDITORIAL: Michael Oren can’t understand why American Jews support President Obama despite his differences with Israel’s government. That just shows how little the ex-ambassador understands us, Jane Eisner writes.
Who’s the next Shlomo Carlebach? Or Ofra Haza? Or Debbie Friedman? We’re looking for the best new voices in Jewish music. Do you or someone you know fit that description? Apply here!
Barack Obama is right to lead our nation in condemning the racist violence in Charleston. But Jane Eisner says it’s up to each one of us to help make America a less hateful society.
Jews have centuries of experience reinventing themselves in different societies. Jane Eisner explains how that history may give us surprising insights into two very different stories of personal transformation.
Jane Eisner agreed to send correspondent Naomi Zeveloff to Gaza so the Forward’s readers would see firsthand the struggles of its people. She thinks the decision reflects the paper’s Jewish values — but can’t hide her relief that Naomi is back home safe.
Public displays of Israel affection are increasingly the domain of the Orthodox — but these Jews weren’t the only ones commandeering Fifth Avenue, as Jane Eisner observed.
Paid family leave can introduce disruption and uncertainty to the workplace. Even though Jane Eisner has experienced those downsides firsthand, she still thinks government must step in to insure work-life balance.
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?