Remembering Paula Hyman, Pioneering Historian and Feminist

Paula Hyman, a pioneering historian of modern Jews, published “My Life as a Radical Jewish Woman,” in 2001. Without its subtitle, “Memoirs of a Zionist Feminist in Poland,” it could stand as an apt characterization of Paula herself.

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Brooklyn D.A. Refuses To Name Child Sex Abusers

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes has charged 85 Orthodox Jews on child sex abuse charges. But he refuses to release their names, even those that have been convicted.

Yoffie Led Return to Reform Roots

Eric Yoffie is retiring from his post as head of the Reform movement. He led a return to Torah study, emphasized synagogue worship and outreach to other faiths.

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Gender Equality Elusive in Salary Survey

SALARY SURVEY 2011: The Forward’s study of 76 Jewish groups finds little improvement for women in leadership, and the overall median annual salary dipped to $306,000.

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Dead Sea Drying Fast, a Sign of Trouble

Climate change and overuse of the Jordan River is causing the Dead Sea to dry up faster than anyone thought possible. The contraction could spark conflict.

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