‘I Was 13 When Marc Gafni’s Abuse Began’

In a Forward exclusive, Sara Kabakov for the first time tells her story of sexual molestation by the spiritual guru when he was a rabbinical student. She decries the state laws that gave her no legal recourse to pursue her abuser.

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Recalling Neil Gandler, an Off-Beat Jewish Tech Maven Murdered for No Reason

Neil Gandler crafted a Jewish lifestyle living in his car to avoid the high cost of living in Silicon Valley. Rabbi Jason Miller remembers a tech maven who was senselessly murdered while sleeping in a Las Vegas parking lot.

Why Are Our Federation Dollars Funding Israeli Settlements?

A cursory search of American Jewish federations’ spending reveals funding of right-wing Israeli settler groups. J Street student leaders demand to know which federations send money over the Green Line — and want them to stop.

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How David Bowie Made It OK To Be a Wandering Jewish Misfit

When you’re growing up as a gay Jewish misfit, there’s nothing like an androgynous alien with orange hair and makeup to make you feel less alone, as Jay Michaelson explains.

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The Right Isn't Shy About Influencing Israel. Why Is the Left?

Right-wing American Jews don’t hesitate to shape Israeli reality — and the left should be equally brazen about jumping into the fray, Daniel Sokatch writes.

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