Forward Highlight

A Disgraceful Imprisonment in Iran

EDITORIAL : Jason Rezaian’s only crime was being a journalist in Iran. Like life imitating Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater,’ his imprisonment makes us doubt that Tehran really wants better ties to the outside world.

Why Does No One Care About Jewish Heritage Month?

If you didn’t know that all of May is dedicated to Jews — well, you’re in good company. Nathan Guttman finds out why no one seems interested in our Heritage Month.

				Cincinnati Bound: A late 19th Century brass menorah, probably made somewhere in the Austro-Hungarian empire, is part of the Klutznik Museum collection.

After 13 Years in Storage, Treasured Jewish Art Collection Heads to Cincinnati

B’nai B’rith International’s dream of a D.C. Jewish museum is dead. But, after 13 years in storage in suburban Maryland, the famed Klutznick collection will finally go back on public view — 500 miles away in Cincinnati.

					Shul Fight
: The proposed sale of this 18th century pair of silver Torah finials, or decorative bells, has sparked an ugly feud between two of America?s oldest Jewish congregations.

Synagogues Fight Over for Whom the Bells Toll

Two of America’s most venerable synagogues are set for a courtroom battle over a pair of silver Torah bells valued at $7 million. The nasty fight could determine whether one of the congregations survives.

					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.