URJ Names Rick Jacobs To Take Helm of Movement

The Union for Reform Judaism has designated a prominent congregational rabbi and critic of the URJ as its new president and the de facto leader of the Reform Jewish movement in North America.

Slain West Bank Israelis Mourned in New York Memorial

The two adults and three children murdered in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar last week were killed not because they were settlers but because they were Jews, American Jewish leaders told a New York memorial service for members of the Fogel family Thursday.

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Gay Community Faces Rift Over Cancellation of a Pro-Palestinian Fundraiser

They’ve long faced off on college campuses and in the media, and now Israel’s supporters and detractors are in a pitched battle for the hearts and minds of the gay and lesbian community.

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The Triangle Fire: A Working Legacy

Watch a video tour of where the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire took place 100 years ago. Chris Connor, a retired New York City fire marshal, discusses what went wrong on March 25, 1911, and the enduring legacy of the deadly fire.

Forward and Forverts Celebrate the Past and the Future at Gala Dinner

“A good newspaper.. .is a nation talking to itself,” said Jane Eisner, editor of the Forward, quoting playwright Arthur Miller at the Forward Association’s March 8 “Looking Forward” fundraising gala, held at Mandarin Oriental.

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