Can Montreal Hasidic School Pupils Be Jolted Into Modernity?

A Montreal Hasidic school is on a collision course with the government over its failure to teach basic subjects. Will a plan requiring them to learn subjects like science and history at home make any difference?


Photographer Brian Hendler Dies at 63

Award-winning photographer Brian Hendler, who served for many years as JTA’s staff photographer in Israel, has died.

FEGS Collapse Sign of ‘Dire’ Conditions for Jewish Social Service Agencies

Shaken by the abrupt collapse of one of New York’s largest social service agencies, a consortium of not-for-profit groups is warning that others may also be in jeopardy if government doesn’t radically reform the way it works with outside groups.

Uganda Rabbi Wins Opposition Seat in Parliament as Authoritarian Leader Clings to Power

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu hopes to use his office to show that Jews exist in the east African country. He talks to the Forward about possible conflicts between his religious values and Uganda’s record of human rights violations.


Israeli Embassy Steps in To Sponsor Noa Concert

In a surprising twist, the Israeli embassy has stepped in to sponsor a Noa concert after the Jewish National Fund of Canada withdrew its sponsorship for the singer’s supposedly anti-Israel positions.

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