Hanukkah Goes Heavy Metal

Hanukkah for most Jews is a time for latkes, family and friends, and maybe even a gift or two. But for the members of the heavy metal band Gods of Fire, it’s a time to rock your face off with some Hanukkah-themed metal ballads.

Shakira Adds Dose of Klezmer to New CD

Colombian singer Shakira, who has topped charts with her Spanish and English lyrics, samples Klezmer music on her new album, “She Wolf,” which debuted at 15 on a recent Billboard album chart.

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Covering the Madoff Scandal

During the past year, the Forward has sought to cover the scandal from all sides — in news, features and opinion pieces, in print and online. The Madoff affair was even the subject of a comic strip — and subsequent news illustration — by the Forward’s Eli Valley, and an article in our Purim spoof.

Israel Poised To Grant Amnesty To Protesters of Gaza Pullout

Even as concern grows about civil resistance to new government construction limits in the West Bank, a Knesset committee has approved a bill to scrub clean the records of right-wingers arrested during violent protests against Israel’s 2005 disengagement from Gaza.

Agri Workers In Limbo After Rubashkin’s 2nd Trial Is Dropped

For the past year, nearly 40 undocumented immigrants from Latin America have been kept in the United States for one reason: to testify against their former bosses at the Agriprocessors kosher meat plant.

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