Anna Goldenberg


Why Tom Rachman Imagines the Child in the Corner

By Anna Goldenberg

Why Tom Rachman Imagines the Child in the Corner
Tom Rachman has long had a weakness for Yiddish humor. The bestselling author also reveals what happens when he feels like Tolstoy — and how it inspired his new novel.Read More


Why Are There So Few Men in Jewish Nursery School Classrooms?

By Anna Goldenberg

Why Are There So Few Men in Jewish Nursery School Classrooms?
Teaching at preschools is among the most gender-segregated professions in the United States: 97.8% of teachers are female. And Jewish day schools are no exception.Read More


Ari Goldman Goes From New York Times Journalist To Amateur Cellist

By Anna Goldenberg

Ari Goldman Goes From New York Times Journalist To Amateur Cellist
When Ari Goldman took up the cello in earnest for his 60th birthday party, he learnt that being a late starter meant giving up perfection. It also has a lot in common with Judaism.Read More


Holocaust Survivors’ Stories as Cartoons

By Anna Goldenberg

Holocaust Survivors’ Stories as Cartoons
When filmmaker Nasya Kamrat sought for a way to remember her Holocaust survivor grandfather, she had an unusual idea: Use his paintings for an animated documentary.Read More


Golden Era for Jewish Life Under the Habsburgs

By Anna Goldenberg

Golden Era for Jewish Life Under the Habsburgs
One hundred years ago, 300,000 Jews fought for the Habsburg Empire. As Anna Goldenberg learns at the Jewish Museum Vienna, World War I marked the end of a golden era.Read More






Find us on Facebook!
  • According to a new poll, 75% of Israeli Jews oppose intermarriage.
  • Will Lubavitcher Rabbi Moshe Wiener be the next Met Council CEO?
  • Angelina Jolie changed everything — but not just for the better:
  • Prime Suspect? Prime Minister.
  • Move over Dr. Ruth — there’s a (not-so) new sassy Jewish sex-therapist in town. Her name is Shirley Zussman — and just turned 100 years old.
  • From kosher wine to Ecstasy, presenting some of our best bootlegs:
  • Sara Kramer is not the first New Yorker to feel the alluring pull of the West Coast — but she might be the first heading there with Turkish Urfa pepper and za’atar in her suitcase.
  • About 1 in 40 American Jews will get pancreatic cancer (Ruth Bader Ginsberg is one of the few survivors).
  • At which grade level should classroom discussions include topics like the death of civilians kidnapping of young Israelis and sirens warning of incoming rockets?
  • Wanted: Met Council CEO.
  • “Look, on the one hand, I understand him,” says Rivka Ben-Pazi, a niece of Elchanan Hameiri, the boy that Henk Zanoli saved. “He had a family tragedy.” But on the other hand, she said, “I think he was wrong.” What do you think?
  • How about a side of Hitler with your spaghetti?
  • Why "Be fruitful and multiply" isn't as simple as it seems:
  • William Schabas may be the least of Israel's problems.
  • You've heard of the #IceBucketChallenge, but Forward publisher Sam Norich has something better: a #SoupBucketChallenge (complete with matzo balls!) Jon Stewart, Sarah Silverman & David Remnick, you have 24 hours!
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?




















We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.