Avodah and AJWS Will Close Popular Program

Two Jewish non-profits will soon close a popular social justice program aimed at young Jews. Avodah and American Jewish World Service said they want to focus on their core missions.

For Some, Halacha Makes Conceiving Tough

Some Orthodox women suffer from ‘halachic infertility.’ They have trouble conceiving because Jewish law says they can only have sex during certain times of their monthly cycle.


Israel Plans Softer Policy to Africans

A high-profile round-up of African immigrants may be just for show. Some say the Israeli government is laying the groundwork for a softer policy.

Nod to Change as Jacobs Takes URJ Reins

A gospel choir sang and a biracial Jew chanted at Rabbi Rick Jacobs’ installation as Reform movement head. The symbols of change signal a new path.


Changing Face of New York Jewry

FORWARD SPECIAL REPORT: New York’s Jewish population is growing and changing. A new report suggests it is more Orthodox, less affluent and more conservative.

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