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Fire Tears Through High-Profile Manhattan Synagogue

By Forward Staff

A four-alarm fire Thursday night engulfed Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, a large and high-profile Modern Orthodox synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.Read More


Undocumented Jews Live in Shadows of U.S. Society

By Nathan Guttman

Several thousand illegal Jewish immigrants live in the U.S. without proper papers, sharing a legal limbo with millions of newcomers from Mexico and Latin America.Read More


Museum Walking Tour Seeks the Pickle-ness on Manhattan’s Lower East Side

By Gianna Palmer

A new Tenement Museum walking tour of New York’s Lower East Side tells the quintessentially American story of immigrants and their food.Read More


Elizabeth Holtzman Said To Be Interested in Weiner's Seat

By Forward Staff

Former Congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman is reportedly interested in taking ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s spot.Read More


Forward Takes Home a Record 13 Rockower Awards

By Forward Staff

The Forward swept the 30th Simon Rockower awards Wednesday night, winning a record 13 awards, including nine first-place honors that recognized journalistic excellence in every section of the weekly newspaper and the overall quality of its website, forward.com.Read More


Gay Marriage in New York Puts Conservative Rabbis on the Spot

By Naomi Zeveloff

Orthodox rabbis fought it. Reform rabbis championed it. But just what are Conservative rabbis to do now that New York has sanctioned gay marriage?Read More


Hadassah Cuts Staff, Closes Offices, Spins Off Young Judaea To Stem Red Ink

By Nathan Guttman

Hadassah, the storied women’s Zionist organization, has shut down offices throughout the country and plans to spin off Young Judaea, its affiliated Zionist youth group, in part to offset recent financial setbacks, including a $45 million payment to the federal government related to its unwitting participation in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme.Read More


Poll Finds Young Jews Love To Volunteer — But Not Through Jewish Groups

By Andrew Tobin

Young Jews want to give back more than ever, but a new survey finds that few of them are volunteering through Jewish service organizations.Read More


A Veteran Washington Jew-Watcher Looks Back, and Forward

By Nathan Guttman

For 24 years, James Besser has been watching Jewish politics from up close. As the unofficial dean of the Washington Jewish media corps, the veteran reporter of the New York Jewish Week, who retired June 22, has been uniquely positioned to observe how the world of Jewish politics has changed and how, in many senses, it remained the same.Read More


The Jewish Woman with Journalism’s Biggest Job

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

What differentiates The Times’s new executive editor, Jill Abramson, from her predecessors is in some ways obvious and in other ways subtle.Read More





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