What Limmud Can Teach Us

By Jane Eisner

Limmud UK is run mostly by people under 30, and Jane Eisner was impressed with their spirit of youthful volunteerism. Why doesn’t it exist among American Jews?Read More

Busting the New Year's Jewish Myths

EDITORIAL: As we look to the less obvious but pressing Jewish issues in 2014, let’s first discard some old assumptions.Read More

What a Year It’s Been, 2013

2013 had enough Jewish news to keep the Forward’s pages filled to the brim — and then some. Here’s our annual look back at the year gone past, set to rhyme.Read More

Calling Out the Overpaid

EDITORIAL: Our salary survey reveals that the pay structure of Jewish non-profits is rife with inequality. Donors should start paying attention.Read More

Skipping Mandela Funeral, Bibi Misses an Important Lesson

EDITORIAL: With Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to skip Nelson Mandela’s funeral, Israel lost an opportunity to honor the Jewish role in the anti-Apartheid struggle.Read More

Academic Hypocrisy

EDITORIAL: The decision by leading professors of the American Studies Association to support a boycott of Israeli academic institutions is hypocritical and short-sighted.Read More

Slouching Towards Sochi

EDITORIAL: Vladimir Putin is hoping the grandeur of the Olympic Games will distract from a rabidly anti-gay environment in Russia. Let’s not let him succeed.Read More

A Worthy Leap of Faith

EDITORIAL: America should resolve disputes with dangerous enemies by talking, not fighting. That’s why we support the nuclear deal with Iran — and think it may make us all safer.Read More

The Bare Minimum (Wage)

FORWARD EDITORIAL: Jews like to speak out for justice and a fair wage. Imagine how much more powerful that voice would be if our own groups paid workers fairly.Read More

After Newtown, Why No Progress on Guns?

EDITORIAL: Veronique Pozner, who lost her son in the Newtown rampage, says ‘our compass is broken’ for not taking action on gun violence. It’s hard to disagree.Read More

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