Forward Highlight

A Forward for the Inquisitive Reader

Welcome to the new Forward, designed for those who experience journalism digitally, who read and post and share, who watch and listen, who access stories from wherever we are.

Amnesty Report Adds to Calls for Arms Embargo of Israel and Hamas

In a report lambasting Israel’s conduct during its recent military offensive in Gaza, Amnesty International, one of the world’s most widely recognized human rights groups, has called on the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo on the Jewish state.

In Downsizing Economy, Is There a Jewish Way To Lay Off?

Behind the headlines about the massive layoffs sweeping the Jewish world are experiences like that of Rochelle Mancini.

Israel Watches Carefully As U.S. Engages Iran

The Obama administration is moving ahead on its push to engage Iran, nearly concluding a review of its policies toward that country, and naming veteran Middle East diplomat Dennis Ross as a special adviser.

Social Activism, Modern Orthodox-Style

It was a typical crowd for a Yeshiva University student event: long skirts and long sleeves for the girls, yarmulkes and tzitzis for the boys.

Tagged Tanakh: This ambitious project would create digital versions of ancient Hebrew text and allow users to append their own comments and links.

Torah 2.0: Old-Line Publisher Brings Biblical Commentary Into Online World

America’s oldest Jewish publisher has embarked on a project to bring the study of Judaism’s most ancient texts into the digital age.