Senate Lion: A primary will be held for a successor to the late Senator Edward Kennedy.

In Kennedy Race, Jewish Vote Divided

Massachusetts has the highest percentage of Jews outside the tristate New York area, and its Jewish community is known as one of the most politically active in the country. So, as the state’s Democrats get ready to select their replacement for the late Senator Edward Kennedy, why is the Jewish voice barely heard?

Day of Unrest: Israeli police create a barrier in front of 2,000 ultra-Orthodox protesters who demonstrated outside one of Intel?s plants in Jerusalem on November 21. They were protesting the company?s decision to operate on Saturdays.

Despite Protests, Mainstream Haredi Leaders Talk About Sabbath Work Deal

On the surface, it looks as though Jerusalem is caught in a battle between old and new, as high-tech companies open factories with coveted jobs, while leaders of the large ultra-Orthodox population are adamant that the plants remain idle on Saturdays in observance of the Sabbath.

A Family View: This image, titled ?Self-Portrait with Mother, Father and Three Brothers,? is included the book, ?They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland.? Click to view larger.

Mayer Kirshenblatt, 93, Merchant Who Became an Artist of Memory

Knowing Mayer Kirshenblatt, who died November 20 at age 93, was a rare privilege. Through him and his family, I learned about his hometown and a way of life — each remarkable in its own right, as was Kirshenblatt himself.

Top Moments in Madoff Pop Culture

Bernard Madoff caused a lot of heartache with his titanic Ponzi scheme. It seems only natural that a scandal of this magnitude would creep into the larger culture. After considerable mental strain, the Forward has dug up some notable examples. Determining their taste, or lack thereof, is up to you.

Where Did Alex Trebek Float? The game show turned its attention to Israel during a recent taping.

‘Jeopardy’ Does Jews’ Clues In the Holy Land

I’ll take Israel for $2,000, Alex. That’s what contestants on “Jeopardy!” were saying November 23, when the famous quiz show included a Double Jeopardy category titled “A Journey Through Israel.”