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.

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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.

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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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