Forward Highlight

Why We Shouldn't Accept Rabbis Who Marry Non-Jews

Reconstructionists have decided to permit intermarried rabbis. Jane Eisner says this dramatic change risks diminishing our religious leadership at a time when we need it the most.


FEGS Faces Federal Criminal Probe Over Fiscal Collapse

Federal prosecutors are investigating the collapse of the bankrupt Jewish charity FEGS Health & Human Services, the charity revealed in an October 2 court filing.


Chantal Akerman, Pioneering Feminist Filmmaker, Dies at 65

Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman, a daughter of Holocaust survivors known for her experimental films that closely examined women’s lives, has died in Paris. She was 65.


Jews Push Washington to Admit More Syrian Refugees, Even as Some Worry About Backlash

Jewish groups hope that petitions and calls to the White House will convince the government to let in more Syrian refugees. But will it be enough?


Meet the 4 Jewish Winners of MacArthur 'Genius' Grants

Who are the Jewish ‘geniuses’? Four Jews are among this year’s crop of winners picked by a foundation for extraordinary achievements in diverse fields.


Haim Saban Leaves Pro-Israel Coalition Over Sheldon Adelson's Right-Wing Push

Democrat Haim Saban and Republican Sheldon Adelson put politics aside to back a megabucks push against BDS on campus. Three months later, the bipartisan front has collapsed amid charges Adelson only wanted to fund far right-wing projects.

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