Outliers: Are these Jews beyond the regular, the center of our faith?

Why We Use the 'U-Word' to Describe Very Observant Orthodox

Over the years, there have been complaints about the Forward’s use of the term ‘ultra-Orthodox.’ Jane Eisner explains why we haven’t switched to some other term.

Jacob Lew Has No Chance: With the AIPAC conference competing with the Oscars, Jewish politicos will have to choose between watching willowy Natalie Portman grace the red carpet and Jacob Lew explaining the White House?s policy on Israel.

AIPAC vs. the Oscars

Anti-Semites say that Jews control Hollywood. And they say that Jews control Washington. But can we control both at once?

A Lost Voice: Union activists protest outside a Whole Foods Market store.

Powerlessness of Unions Is Loss to Us All

Tennessee autoworkers rejected a union, dealing a new body blow to a struggling institution. J.J. Goldberg asks what the defeat means for social justice — and the Democratic coalition.

Piechart: 86% blueberry, 13% rhubarb, 1% key lime

Will Voters Punish Dems for Not Stopping GOP?

A new poll says voters favor Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections. The main reason may be Democrats haven’t been able to pass their mostly popular agenda, J.J. Goldberg writes

The Limits of Religious Freedom

EDITORIAL: After Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed an anti-gay bill, those who claim their religion tells them to discriminate against LGBT people may do so — and suffer the consequences.