Painting the Commandments, All 613 of Them

For years, artist Archie Rand has been talking about illustrating every single commandment in the Jewish bible. The result is a massive new book and an upcoming exhibit at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco.

All Fun, No Fuss Doughnuts

Sometimes there’s not enough time in the day to make sufganiyot from scratch. No worries! Here’s a shortcut that’s fun, easy and extremely delicious.

Meet April Baskin, the Multiracial Face of Reform Judaism

To meet April Baskin is to see the change in American Jewry personified. A tall, confident, 32-year-old with an impressive mane of curly hair and a wide smile, the self-described “multiracial Jewish woman of color” is the newest executive in the Reform Jewry movement.


A Journey From Auschwitz to Rwanda

French author Jean Hatzfeld has focused extensively on the 1994 Rwandan genocide, drawing parallels with the Nazi genocide in World War II. He spoke with the Forward’s Benjamin Ivry about barbarism, Primo Levi, war and the lack of remorse.

Broad Smiles and Enduring Spirit at Holocaust Survivors' Beauty Contest

The third annual Holocaust survivors’ beauty pageant, honoring women who lived through the concentration camps and death marches of Nazi Germany, was held in the city of Haifa this week with hundreds of relatives turning out in support.

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