Forward Highlight

Fleeing From Our Faiths

A new Pew study shows that fewer Americans identify as Christian and more have no religion at all. Jane Eisner asks what we can learn from these dramatic findings, which echo trends seen in Pew’s landmark study of Jews.


				
					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.

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.


				
					Inescapable:
					An SJP 'apartheid wall' on the University of California's Berkeley campus hits students directly with its message critical of Israel.

Students for Justice in Palestine Builds Support With In-Your-Face Push

With a shoestring budget and provocative tactics, Students for Justice in Palestine might not sound like a political dynamo. Yet it’s making its voice heard on campuses from coast to coast.


				
					Charlie Shrem:
 Via the Facebook Winkelvoss twins, he went from Brooklyn's Syrian Jewish enclave to a prison in Pennsylvania.

The Man Bitcoin Built - and Then Destroyed

How did Charlie Shrem go from being a nice Jewish boy raised in a Syrian-Jewish enclave in Brooklyn to a minor celebrity serving time in a federal prison? One word: Bitcoin.

Jerusalem Day Only Underlines Divisions in Holy City

Jerusalem Day celebrates the unification of Jerusalem under Israeli rule. Naomi Zeveloff reports from the annual march that only underlines the city’s bitter divisions.