Forward Highlight

A Forward for the Inquisitive Reader

Welcome to the new Forward, designed for those who experience journalism digitally, who read and post and share, who watch and listen, who access stories from wherever we are.

Out of Egypt: Howard Levy is among the performers in an interfaith musical group that pulled out of an Egyptian music festival after the religious background of participants became an issue.

Harmony Silenced at Egyptian Music Fest

Wendy Sternberg was thrilled when the organization she founded, Genesis at the Crossroads, was invited to perform at the eighth annual International Music Festival at Egypt’s Alexandria Library.

Feeding America: Enid Borden learned early to raise money for a good cause.

A ‘Jewish Missionary’ Takes On Hunger

It’s easy to get Enid Borden on a roll. Just mention hunger. “When you think we live in the richest nation on the earth and people are hungry, and these people are seniors, the people who raised and nurtured us — we’ve got to take care of them,” said Borden, the president and CEO of Meals on Wheels Association of America, her voice swelling with passion.

Bigger Duties: Dennis Ross?s new National Security Council post will give him a say over a much broader area.

Some See Extended Olive Branch For Israel In Ross Appointment to NSC

The promotion of Middle East adviser Dennis Ross to a senior White House position may open the door to a more positive tone by the United States toward the Israeli government, experts believe.

Judge: Kosher Company Illegally Coerced Workers Before Union Election

A company that recently became the largest kosher meat producer in the United States, Alle Processing, was found by the National Labor Relations Board to have illegally intimidated its employees before a union election last fall.

Not ‘Far’ From Her Roots

On June 23, singer-songwriter Regina Spektor released her newest album, “Far.” Since her 2004 debut album, “Soviet Kitsch,” Spektor has made quite a name for herself. In 2008, she headlined the 50th anniversary of Israel celebration in Washington.