Dispatches From New Orleans on the JFNA General Assembly

Josh Nathan-Kazis reports from the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America, a three-day conference taking place in New Orleans.


Britain’s New Envoy to Israel Is Jewish

The day before his interview with the Forward, Great Britain’s first Jewish ambassador to the State of Israel met with a senior member of the government to discuss Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank — a topic on which London and Jerusalem sharply disagree.

Special Satmar School District Gets a Windfall

What is a school district of 123 students going to do with $1.6 million in federal grants earmarked for education reform?


Old-School Jewish Activist Faces the Future as Project Ezra Prepares for Merger

Misha Avramoff, 71, has a little problem with his pronouns. “We bombed the King David Hotel,” he said in an interview is his office in Project Ezra’s space, on New York City’s Lower East Side, as an aside in the self-narrated — and decidedly nonlinear — story of his life.

All Conversions Now Under Review in Israel as Crisis Escalates

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate has hoisted a question mark over the legitimacy of all conversions performed in the country since at least 1999.

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