The Backward covers the Israeli issues that matter, from left to right.
Buber fans throng to launch of new 'i-and-thou Phone.'
Toyota admits that hybrid tefillin had faulty gassot pedals.
In a bid for new tourist markets, Cawker City, Kansas diversifies with its new 'Mikveh & Ball of Twine.'
Still Too Soon?
Can Anne Frank jokes really become the new rock 'n' roll?
Second Messiah Arrives: Mother Not Jewish
Harbinger of eternal peace claims he ‘still feels Jewish in his heart.’
God has resumed direct communication with humans, 140 characters at a time. As the Holy One, Blessed Be He, put it in His opening Tweet, "I'm back. And I’ve got plenty to say." Read More
Latest outpost employs avatar missionaries to convince lapsed Na’vi to come around for shabbes dinner.
Phil O'Lologous answers the age-old question of "who put the sin in cinema," and responds to Mr. Arthur Salmon of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Salmon writes, "I have been suffering from shortness of breath, a liking for dill and an embarrassing discoloration of the pupik Have I been misusing Yiddish grammar?" Read More
In response to recent criticism of his logic, the Backward editor, in this editorial, writes, "Until you have learned enough to understand exactly how spot-on my opinions are, no one wants to hear from you. Got it?" Read More
Jerusalem — In a historic ruling, the Israeli rabbinate has finally decided to recognize Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative Jews — as the perfect entree for Shabbat dinner. The decision has been contested by non-Orthodox denominations who claim their flavors are given insufficient credit. It has also brought controversy to Orthodox authorities, who are divided as to whether their brethren can be eaten during Tisha B'Av and the Three Weeks, but the ruling eases the burden on kosher meat manufacturers, still struggling to keep up with demand after the Agriprocessors closure. Read More