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.

 Leah and Simcha Goldin are quietly pushing the relevant governing bodies to bring them their son’s remains.

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.


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.


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.


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..


Pew Study Finds Orthodox Similar to Evangelical Christians — Not Other Jews

The groundbreaking Pew study has released a new data-driven portrait of the Orthodox in America. It shows that they resemble evangelical Christians in many ways — and spotlights the wide gap between them and more liberal members of the tribe.