For Orthodox, Addiction Is Unspoken Problem

Education about substance abuse doesn’t really exist for a large population of Jews at risk. Orthodox teens say they face a stigma against talking about risk and getting help.


Fact-Checking the Flame Throwers on Both Sides of Iran Deal

The rift between President Obama and many leaders of the organized Jewish community over the Iran nuclear deal is out in the open. Here are the facts behind the acrimony on both sides.


Breast Cancer Panel May Force Women To Pay for Mammography Screenings

New government breast cancer guidelines downgrade the value of screening women under 50. That could mean higher costs for millions of women with higher risks of carrying the BRCA mutations — like Ashkenazi Jews.

Guarded: Students at the University of California, Berkeley stage a mock Israeli checkpoint in protest of Israeli policies.

Anti-Semitism Czar Doubles Down on 'Delegitimizing Israel' Definition

The State Department is doubling down on its policy of defining ‘delegitimization of Israel’ as a form of anti-Semitism, but sought to stay out of a raging debate over whether the definition should be used in the U.S.

View of Ayatollah Khomeini's tomb, Teheran.

A Jewish Journalist's Exclusive Look Inside Iran

FORWARD EXCLUSIVE: Larry Cohler-Esses traveled to Iran on the first journalism visa granted to a Jewish publication since 1979. What he found is a country on the brink of change — but the final outcome remains uncertain.