Are the ultra-Orthodox turning away from vaccination?
18 holidays. 1 wondering Jew. This year, Abigail Pogrebin has committed to observing each Jewish holiday, and blogging about her experience for the Forward.
WATCH her introduce the project here: http://jd.fo/a5BoS
The last time Babs appeared on the show (with Johnny Carson as host), Kennedy was still president, America had never heard of the Beatles and the Berlin Wall was still something new.
Well, this is weird. Iraqi TV is rolling out a new satirical series, “Superstitious State,” that portrays the leader of ISIS as the spawn of Satan and a Jewish woman.
Is it time to accept pole-dancing as just another sport?
From an Adam Sandler drama (!) to Brad Pitt fighting Nazis (again), here are 8 Jew-y movies to look out for:
Of 1,000 groups signed up for Sunday's #PeoplesClimate march, nearly 100 are Jewish.
"Should the media highlight religious affiliation of criminal suspects when the affiliation has no bearing on the crime, and when those accused are not representatives of any religious group?"
How not to write about Hasidic Jews buying 50 lbs of pot:
As the Scottish independence vote looms on the horizon, Philologos investigates the origins of Scots-Yiddish. Is it a dialect? A language all its own? Or something else entirely?
A life-size bronze statue of Amy Winehouse was unveiled in Camden, north London on what would have been the singer's 31st birthday.
Can you spot the Magen David?
"When I sat down with three of the original 43 signatories — a philosophy student, a technology and communications employee, and a computer science doctoral candidate — my first impression was one of earnestness: these were the 'good kids.'"
What do you think the IDF reservists' decision?
How did Mordecai Cohen, a 19th-century Jewish slave owner, become entangled in Charleston's most brutal trade?
To find out, the Forward goes to South Carolina, the latest in #OurPromisedLands series:
51 years ago today, a Ku Klux Klan bomb killed four young black girls in Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church.
Anne Cohen and Sigal Samuel stopped there earlier this summer: http://jd.fo/s5NRk
Three of the students killed that day — Allison Krause, Sandra Scheuer, and Jeffrey Miller — were Jewish.
What with racial tension in Missouri, threats of a new world war in Ukraine, and barbaric jihadis marching across Iraq — not to mention the deadly, dispiriting 50-day war between Israel and Hamas — you might have missed the really terrifying news. It seems scientists discovered these three gigantic holes in the ground in remote northern Siberia.
J.J. Goldberg explains why we should all be alarmed: