Politics and Music Mix After Parade

Politics and music mixed as easily as kosher hot dogs and Israeli flags on June 3 at the Celebrate Israel Concert in New York’s Central Park, an informal conservative-tinged afterparty to the annual parade down Fifth Ave.

Pension Extends Coverage to More Rabbis

A new pension plan will provide retirement benefits to the growing number of Jewish clergy who serve in congregations not affiliated with the large denominations.

Jews Face Special Risks, Napolitano Says

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says Jews face special security risks and defends a controversial grant program in a meeting with Forward staff.


Israel Arms German Subs With Nuclear Missiles

Israel is deploying nuclear-tipped cruise missiles on three of its German-built submarines, reports Der Spiegel, a mass-circulation news magazine.

Collapsed Ceilings Lead to Big Mitzvah

Brooklyn’s Congregation Beth Elohim swapped sanctuaries with the Old First Reformed Church after ceiling mishaps. So when the temple scored a big grant, it gave the church $15,000.

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