Forward Highlight

Burkini Wars Show What’s Wrong With the Religious Right — and Secular Left

Women are being squeezed from all sides, because men in power see their domination and sense of national identity slipping away, Jane Eisner writes.

How Much Should Israeli Guests Splash on Wedding Gift? Web Sites Do Math.

Summer brings wedding season in the Holy Land, and with it, a mathematical conundrum for many wedding guests: How much money to gift the bride and groom?

Esther Jungreis, Orthodox Jewish Outreach Pioneer, Dies at 80

(JTA) — Esther Jungreis, a pioneer in the Jewish outreach movement and founder of the organization Hineni, died Tuesday. She was 80, according to the Vos Iz Neias blog. An announcement published in October on the site Only Simchas indicated Jungreis was “in serious condition” and fighting an infection, but did not specify her ailment. Jungreis was born in…


How Steven Hill, ‘Law & Order’ Actor, Chose Orthodox Faith Over Stardom

Steven Hill of “Law & Order” and “Mission Impossible” has died at the age of 94. Benjamin Ivry recalls the actor’s devotion to his craft and to Judaism.


Jill Stein Trumpets Jewish Pride — but Falls Flat With Actual Jewish Voters

Jill Stein may forever hold the title of first Jewish woman presidential candidate, but Jewish voters refuse to embrace her as a historic figure.


Yes, Trump Adviser Was Accused of Anti-Semitism — But That’s Not the Whole Story

Yes, General Joseph P. Schmitz, who is a top foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump, stands accused of anti-Semitism.

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