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.

Why Israel Cannot Ignore the World Any Longer

David Ben-Gurion once famously claimed that Israel could safely ignore the rest of the world. J.J. Goldberg explains why his rhetoric has never sounded so hollow — and 2015 may prove it.


Labor Quakes As Scandal Shakes Lieberman Party

A major Israeli corruption scandal has struck right-winger Avigdor Lieberman. J.J. Goldberg explains why it could prove a huge — and unexpected — blow to the resurgent Labor Party.


Why This Jew Stands With Christians on Christmas

Eliyahu Federman is not literally celebrating Christmas. But he does celebrate the fact that Christians are proudly observing their traditions amid relentless persecution.


Why I Hate the Christmas Version of ‘Hallelujah’

A Christian band has released a Christmas version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah.’ Sigal Samuel hates it —  but not for the reasons you might think.

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