17 Ways Israel’s Anime Propaganda Video Creeped Me Out

Israel has launched an anime web series to encourage Japanese tourists to visit the Holy Land. It’s kind of amazing, Sigal Samuel writes.


Why We Chose Rabbi Barry Freundel for the Forward 50

Impact is our driving criteria for the Forward 50, Jane Eisner writes. Which is why Rabbi Barry Freundel deserves a place — even though he made if for all the wrong reasons.


Rabbis on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

With scandals mushrooming, Jay Michaelson wonders if Rabbi Barry Freundel was such an exception. He asks: Are we stressing out our rabbis to the breaking point?


Bibi's Cabinet Rattled as Key Livni Ally Quits

The Netanyahu government’s most left-wing member, environmental defense minister Amir Peretz, quit the cabinet on Sunday and declared war on the prime minister, vowing to work for a new government committed to peace and economic justice. Peretz, a onetime Labor Party chairman and defense minister, is a member of Tzipi Livni’s Hatnuah party.


Judge Posner's Delightfully Jewy Legal Ruling

Legal decisions are usually painfully dry, but Judge Richard Posner wrote an entertaining — and very Jewish — ruling in the Chabad v. Northwestern case on underage drinking.

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