In an exclusive on-the-record interview with The Backward, three members of the Nobel Prize Committee broke off from listening to Abba to explain their reasons for awarding the Literature Prize to a 1960s folk singer who sounds like a punctured accordion.
If you’re an Orthodox Jewish Trump supporter in Washington, DC, the hot new place to be isn’t in any synagogue. It’s a floating group that moves around town from week to week – sometimes at the Kushner mansion, sometimes in a spare office at the White House, occasionally in Steve Bannon’s basement.
To help it cope with a historic drought, California is turning to Israeli technology.
Jew on Jew rap action as the artist Drake and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders get heated about the issues that matter.
Temple Beth Shalom is one of Boca’s most popular bridge venues. But few who cruise past to get a nosh at Izzy’s Deli realize that there’s some Yiddish in Temple Beth Shalom’s own bloodlines.
BACKWARD: The Chaldean Empire has returned to the world stage after 2,500 years. It comes bearing apologies, and citizenship offers, to the Jews.
A landmark study suggested that Jews both agree and disagree.
“My constituents put their faith in my experience, and my experience has taught me that being part of the opposition is just terrible,” Tzipi Livni explained.
BACKWARD: Last year, President Obama was offering to fetch ice cream for Benjamin Netanyahu. But 2013 is a whole different story.
The leaders of the Israelite tribe are publicly supporting the regime of the Egyptian Pharaoh despite ongoing protests, and their own recent conflicts with the Middle Eastern despot.