Let's Replace Blasphemy Laws With a Little Common Respect

EDITORIAL: Blasphemy laws are so Middle Ages, right? You’d be surprised by how many places still outlaw such speech, even here in the United States.Read More

Should French Jews Stay — or Should They Go?

EDITORIAL: After the Paris terror attacks, Benjamin Netanyahu urged French Jews to come to Israel. But should we really encourage more Jews to flee?Read More

After Paris Attacks, Let's Not Repeat Past Mistakes

EDITORIAL: As we move from terror to despair to hope in the aftermath of the Paris attacks, let us not repeat the mistakes of our reactions to past tragedies.Read More

Why Charlie Hebdo Must Be Free to Offend All — Even Us

EDITORIAL: Jews have often been targets of Charlie Hebdo’s nasty satire. After the terror attack on the magazine, it’s even more important to defend its freedom to speak — and to offend.Read More

The High Cost of American Inequality

EDITORIAL: What can we do to mitigate the growing economic gulf in America? The Jewish tradition of the shmitta year provides some answers.Read More

2-0-1-4 No More

By Jane Eisner

As we say farewell to 2014, to the joys, sorrows and all in-between. Let’s remember that when it comes to the Jews there is no such thing as too much good news!Read More

What We Learn From the Salary Survey

EDITORIAL: Why does the Forward devote so much space to our annual Salary Survey of Jewish charity chiefs? It raises troubling questions about our community and how it’s run.Read More

Be Fruitful and Multiply — Please?

By Jane Eisner

A declining number of non-Orthodox American Jews are getting married and having children. Jane Eisner explains why this is such a problem.Read More

A Jewish State for Whom?

EDITORIAL: Israel’s new nationality bill isn’t really about shoring up the identity of the majority; it’s about marginalizing the minority.Read More

Lesson from Ferguson

EDITORIAL: In the wake of the violence in Ferguson the saddest lesson might be how little difference it makes that we have a black president.Read More

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