Forward Highlight

Why Paid Leave Makes Economic Sense

Paid family leave can introduce disruption and uncertainty to the workplace. Even though Jane Eisner has experienced those downsides firsthand, she still thinks government must step in to insure work-life balance.

Breathtaking Vista:_ Hikers take in the view of the town of Sanur from the ascent to Mount Hureish in the West Bank._

Hiking the Path of Abraham Through Unseen Corners of West Bank

‘Abraham Path,’ a community-based tourism project in the West Bank, takes hikers on the ancient road of the patriarch Abraham. Naomi Zeveloff went on the journey into the rarely seen heart of the Palestinian territory.

BDS Feud Returns to Brooklyn's Park Slope Food Coop

Monthly general meetings at the Park Slope Food Coop are usually staid affairs. Roughly 200 of the 16,500 members typically attend to discuss routine matters and get credit for the shift everyone is required to work. But last month’s meeting was different.

Barack Obama Says Israel Criticism Is Tough Love

In his first visit to a synagogue, Barack Obama sought to explain, not retract, his criticism of Israeli policies. He seemed to pass the test with flying colors.

Joe Lieberman Says Next President Will Be 'Closer' to Israel

Former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, in an interview with JTA, surmised that the next U.S. administration would be friendlier with Israel than the current one.

Exotic Kosher Feast Sickens Some at Manhattan Synagogue

Adventurous eaters paid up to $140 to feast on exotic — and kosher — food, including locusts and goat testicles at a famed Manhattan synagogue. But some guests fell sick after the eclectic event, and the city health department is investigating.