The Jewish Theological Seminary has become the largest Jewish seminary in America to offer its employees fully paid parental leave.
Jewish groups hope that petitions and calls to the White House will convince the government to let in more Syrian refugees. But will it be enough?161
Democrat Haim Saban and Republican Sheldon Adelson put politics aside to back a megabucks push against BDS on campus. Three months later, the bipartisan front has collapsed amid charges Adelson only wanted to fund far right-wing projects.98
EXCLUSIVE: Why did one of the largest Jewish charities in the country give a top exec a $92,000 bonus just a month before declaring bankruptcy? The Forward reveals that FEGS leaders poured money into a failed for-profit strategy while neglecting staff and clients.13
Women are being squeezed from all sides, because men in power see their domination and sense of national identity slipping away, Jane Eisner writes.
He came, he saw, he Pope-d. Josh Nathan-Kazis offers an inside peek at how the Holy Father took Madison Square Garden by storm — complete with a soaring rendition of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ and $25 khaki Pope baseball caps.10
John Boehner, the Republican from Ohio who is the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, is quitting politics. Now that he’s going, maybe Boehner may feel free to elaborate on his role in the secret that launched the ongoing U.S.-Israel crisis — and perhaps permanently changed the relationship between the two countries.9
A shadowy website that posts dossiers on pro-Palestinian student activists has grown rapidly in recent months. The Forward has gathered some clues about who might be behind the online project.345
In light of the drastic water shortage plaguing California, Madison Margolin writes that the Golden State can look to Israel — where vineyards sprout from deserts — for inspiration.8
Jay Dardenne isn’t trumpeting his roots as he battles to become Louisiana’s first Jewish governor. But the moderate Republican insists his faith guides his life — and politics.22
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