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If you’re like me, you’ve been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions over last week’s political earthquake: Fear. Anger. Confusion.
Samuel Norich journeyed to Czestochowa, one of Poland’s most Catholic cities, to witness the opening of a new Jewish museum and to meet the descendants of Czestochowa’s Jews.
As we approach a new era in the Forward’s brand and history, here’s what it means for us.
The Claims Conference leadership refuses to admit its failings or allow honest debate. The reputation of the organization is at stake — and its ability to aid Holocaust survivors.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the Forward’s continued enforced absence from its offices, the publisher sends a message to its readers.
The Forward put out its best issue this week, complete with the Forward 50, election coverage and Giving section. After Sandy, we’ve been working without an office.
The Forward succeeded in publishing its print newspapers this week despite being forced from our offices by Sandy’s floodwaters.
When the Forward Association launched the weekly paper in 1995, it joined a crowded media market of two dozen Russian-language newspapers in the New York metro area alone and grew to be the third-largest in circulation. It was an outspoken Jewish voice in the Russian-speaking community, when only one other publication, the Lubavitch-affiliated paper, identified itself as Jews speaking to other Jews.
Rabbi Arthur Hertzberg, who died this week at 84, had an enormous capacity for friendship and generosity. But at the heart of everything he did was an unbending moral standard that he applied to everything and everyone he knew.The sharpness of Hertzberg’s mind was legendary among his acolytes, among whom I was honored to count myself. His acuity