Editorial


Taking Extreme Steps To Banish Hametz Misses Point of Pesach

By Jane Eisner

Some Jews go to extremes to banish real and virtual hametz during Passover. Jane Eisner suggests focusing instead on the simplicity of this extraordinary holiday of freedom.Read More


Don't Pardon Jonathan Pollard

EDITORIAL: Tying the Jonathan Pollard case to the sputtering Mideast peace talks isn’t going to help forge a deal. And pardoning the convicted spy is just plain wrong.Read More


The Right Plan To Save Jews?

EDITORIAL: Israel is developing a $300M-a-year initiative to strengthen identity among young Jews. It has asked for input from the Diaspora. Here are our questions.Read More


A New Relationship Between Israel and the Diaspora

EDITORIAL: Israel’s relationship with the Diaspora is shifting fast. But judging by how American Jews target donations, we haven’t caught up to the new reality.Read More


The 'Draft Dodgers' in Our Midst

EDITORIAL: Ultra-Orthodox protests against Israel’s draft have brought the issue to our doorstep. Why shouldn’t we stand against all those who undermine the Jewish state’s security?Read More


Janet Heiser, Gone Far Too Soon

By Jane Eisner

The Forward was lucky to have Janet Heiser, who solved problems, stood by her principles, and added a splash of humor when needed. We all mourn her loss, writes Jane Eisner.Read More


Questions for the IRS

EDITORIAL: Tax experts say the IRS is targeting Americans living in Israel for audits over the supposed fraud of a few. If it’s true, the government has some explaining to do.Read More


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

By Jane Eisner

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.Read More


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.Read More


Replacing @PresidentofIsrael

By Jane Eisner

EDITORIAL: Shimon Peres is leaving as Israel’s president this summer. The challenge now is how to replace him, and with whom.Read More





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