Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis

Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.

He tried to become a Spanish citizen, tracked down family secrets in backwoods Maine and dug through $26 billion of charity data.

Follow him on Twitter at @joshnathankazis

Kentucky Derby Horse Gives Arnold Zetcher a Chance To Dream

Arnold Zetcher has been in the horse racing business for 15 years. Could Firing Line be his ticket to Kentucky Derby glory?

Met Council Vows To Stay Alive — Names New CEO

Nearly two years after the arrest of ex-chief William Rapfogel, the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty has announced that it will definitely continue an independent organization — and has hired a new leader to chart its future.

Big Find: Solomon Schechter studies documents from the Cairo Genizah in 1895.

Say Goodbye to This Treasure Trove of Rare Texts — Until 2018

Manhattan’s Jewish Theological Seminary has the greatest collection of rare Jewish historical documents in the United States — and it’s putting them all in storage for years.

Still the One? Sen. Chuck Schumer is a strong supporter of Barack Obama, and was rewarded with a prime position at the president’s second inauguration.

Will Chuck Schumer Side With Republicans Over President Obama on Iran Nuclear Deal?

Chuck Schumer is suddenly in the hot seat on Iran. Will Jewish Democratic Senators keep backing a Republican bill that could scuttle President Obama’s nuclear deal?

Damage Control: Kansas City officials examined the scene of a shooting at the city’s Jewish Community Campus in April, 2014.

How a Secret Charity Helps Jewish Groups Feel Safe

Amid heightened safety concerns, Jewish groups are turning to an unusual and pricey source of help: a secretive not-for-profit organization called the Secure Community Network.

Is Ted Cruz Leading in 'Sheldon Adelson Primary'?

Sheldon Adelson wants to back a Republican candidate with a shot at the White House. Will Ted Cruz’s efforts to buddy-up with Shmuley Boteach be enough to sway the Jewish megadonor?

Spain Moves Closer To Offering Sephardic Passports

The Spanish government is inching closer to providing an expedited path to citizenship for Sephardic Jews.

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After Brooklyn Fire, Assessing the Risks of Shabbat Technology

After the deadly Brooklyn fire that left seven children dead, Orthodox Jews are reassessing the technology that allows them to keep food warm over Shabbat. But are there alternatives?

Is Birthright NEXT Shutting Down?

Birthright Israel’s alumni division faces an uncertain future following the departure of its top two executives and the discontinuation of its flagship Sabbath meals program.

FEGS Files for Bankruptcy Over Fiscal Collapse

FEGS, the giant Jewish social service agency, filed for bankruptcy in the Eastern District of New York on March 18, the latest step in the months-long collapse of the massive charity.