Forward Highlight

When Orthodox and Evangelicals Align

The new Pew report on the Orthodox is (another) wake up call for American Jews. Jane Eisner asks if we can build a tolerant and vibrant community when the fastest-growing group of Jews is so demonstrably different from everyone else.

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Hadar Goldin's Body Still a Pawn in Israel's Gaza Battle — Even a Year Later

Hadar Goldin was killed during Operation Protective Edge last year. Yet parts of the Israeli soldier’s body are still being held by Hamas — and the fight over them shows no sign of ending.

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Barack Obama Reaches Out to Jewish 'Family' on Iran and Israel

President Obama reached out to Jews as ‘family’ as he made a dramatic new appeal for support of the nuclear deal with Iran — and vowed to repair the damaged relationship with Israel.

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Mahmoud Abbas Builds $13M Presidential Palace

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly having a $13-million luxurious presidential palace built near Ramallah despite his government facing a $2-billion deficit.

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Reading the Talmud in a Most Unlikely Place — Iran's Holy City

Larry Cohler-Esses journeyed to Qom expecting to find mosques and universities steeped in Sharia law. He found a small but vibrant Jewish studies department that is almost unknown outside of the Islamic Republic.

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Henry Bialowas, Fashion Maven and Gute Neshomeh, Dies at 98

Henry Bialowas died on Saturday, age 98. Sam Norich writes there’s no reason you should recognize his name, but if you knew him, you would miss him too..

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