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!
Barack Obama spoke of Alan Gross’s freedom and Angela Buchdahl sang songs of hope. At the White House, Hanukkah never seemed so meaningful, Jane Eisner writes.
How does the Forward’s annual Salary Survey get made? Questions from some of the CEOs whose salaries we included have prompted us to clarify the process.