Palestinian U.N. Bid Fails by 1 Vote. Was That the Plan?

Jordan submitted a resolution calling for Palestinian statehood to the United Nations Security Council Monday night, over furious objections from Israel and an American hint of a veto.


Is Ted Cruz a Big Draw in Kosher Vacationland?

What your ideal Passover vacation include? Sandy beaches, emerald green fairways, kosher cuisine, and … Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz?


Why Jewish #BlackLivesMatter Activists Should Take Back Seat

The #BlackLivesMatter movement will keep making waves in 2015. Danya Ruttenberg writes Jews should participate in the struggle but not seek to impose their leadership.


Sticking by Shabbat Was Real Story at USY

United Synagogue Youth made headlines by dropping its ban on interfaith dating. But Dan Dorsch says the real story was the Conservative group’s decision to vote for Shabbat observance.


The Perks of Being a Video Reporter

As 2014 draws to a close, Forward video reporter Martyna Starosta gives a backstage look at the making of her best films this year — and at the best parts of her job.

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