Forward Editor Jane Eisner Wins David Twersky Award

The 2015 David Twersky Journalism Award has been awarded to Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner for a June editorial calling for an easing of the Jewish conversion process.


Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

Want to get high with your rabbi’s approval? Marijuana may soon come with a kosher stamp — but probably just for medical purposes, not your average stoner.


Vandals Torch Grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov's Daughter

The grave of a daughter of the Breslover movement’s founder, Rabbi Nachman, was set on fire and daubed with a swastika.

Israeli Envoy Urges German Jews To Make Aliyah

Israel’s ambassador to Germany reiterated that Jews who feel unsafe in Europe due to recent anti-Semitic attacks should “come to [Israel] at any time” – an approach recently rejected by the head of Germany’s Jewish community.

Polish Culture Ministry Rejects Request To Renovate Historic Synagogue

The Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage has turned down a request to support the renovation of a historic synagogue in Przysucha in southern Poland.

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