Drawing 'My Spanish Inquisition'

How do you sum up 500 years of Sephardic history in just a couple of illustrations? That’s the challenge Kurt Hoffman had to answer in the pages of the Forward.

New Man: Eric Goldstein, right, receives award from American Friends of Hebrew University. The lawyer has been picked to lead the New York UJA-Federation.

What Eric Goldstein's Appointment Says About Changing Jewish Community

Eric Goldstein’s appointment as head of the UJA-Federation of New York means that the community is shifting in fundamental ways, writes Jerome Chanes, and the old order is finally being overturned.

Israel's Finance Minister Worries About Boycotts

The SodaStream controversy has Israel’s Finance Minister worried: If peace talks fail, what impact will international boycotts have on ordinary Israelis?

The 'Portuguese Schindler' and Me

Aristides Sousa Mendes is a man in search of his past. His grandfather is lionized for rescuing Jews from the Nazis in Portugal — but it wasn’t always that way.

My Search for the Perfect Biblical Blue

Fountain pen collector Jeffrey Salkin has spent years obsessively hunting for the perfect blue ink. Is it really a modern version of Judaism’s centuries-old search for the biblical tekhelet?