Most of us in journalism didn’t go into the profession only to write stories about people behaving badly, or only to rail against injustice, or only to point out all of society’s flaws. But too often the magnetic pull of the negative becomes the default definition of “news” and journalism fails to make enough room to celebrate and inspire the good that is happening all around us, even if we don’t quite notice.
It’s fascinating to watch David Miliband, a reserved British politician who never hid his Jewish roots but never comfortably displayed them either, draw connections from his faith and family history to his current line of work leading the International Rescue Committee.
The fact that a Jewish Israeli American is charged with making JCC bomb threats is confusing, infuriating and, yes, deeply embarrassing.
The public has the right to ask whether Sebastian Gorka, a man with alarming associations and a checkered academic resume, should be in the White House room when national security issues are debated and decided.
Voucher programs will never be a long-term solution to what ails American education; there simply are not enough seats in private schools to replace public classrooms.
There is something liberating about the realization that I will never make perfect Hamantaschen for Purim.
While skeptics decry the politicization of anti-Semitism by forces opposed to President Trump, they are guilty of doing the very same thing in support of his agenda.
The Forward is honored to join Documenting Hate, a national initiative spearheaded by ProPublica.
Was Donald Trump’s February 28 address to a joint session of Congress the president’s bar mitzvah speech? It’s as if the wild, unruly kid decided to rise to the occasion in a deliberate attempt to offer a glimpse of what he could be.
President Trump delivered an unexpectedly presidential speech when he addressed a joint session of Congress last night, but the undercurrent was still a fierce nationalism. Here’s how Jane Eisner reacted.