Editorial


Why 'Love the Jew, Hate the Judaism' Is So Wrong

By Jane Eisner

Ultra-Orthodox rabbis are dead wrong to condemn whole streams of Judaism. But Jane Eisner writes that many of us make blanket condemnations of Haredim — and it’s no less shameful.Read More


Why Is It So Hard To Convert to Judaism?

EDITORIAL: Why is it so difficult to convert to Judaism? With dwindling numbers and increased intermarriage rates, it’s time to rethink our attitudes about what it takes to join the tribe.Read More


Pomp and Controversy on Campus

By Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner has given a few graduation speeches in her day. Given the turmoil over some commencement speakers, she’s glad her cap and gown stayed in the closet this spring.Read More


3 Things the Jewish World Can Learn From Abramson-Gate

By Jane Eisner

The meltdown at The New York Times has caused schadenfreude among the chattering classes. Jane Eisner suggests what the Jewish world can learn from Jill Abramson’s drama.Read More


Lessons of Holocaust for 9/11 Museum

By Jane Eisner

Imagine trying to explain the Holocaust a scant 13 years later. The new 9/11 Museum faces a similar challenge — and its creators are deeply aware of the parallels, Jane Eisner writes.Read More


A Divestment Campaign We Can Endorse

EDITORIAL: Taking a stand against climate change-causing polluters once seemed hopelessly idealistic. As Stanford sells stock in coal companies, let’s hope the movement is going mainstream.Read More


Supreme Plea for Inclusive Kind of Prayer

By Jane Eisner

Jane Eisner learned the value of inclusive prayer over breakfast with a Catholic cardinal. The Supreme Court’s ruling on prayer at town meetings proves it has yet to learn that lesson.Read More


The Danger of Denial for Israel

EDITORIAL: Both Israelis and Palestinians are risking their future because they are denying the reality before them.Read More


Pull Back the Curtain — and Let J Street In

EDITORIAL: Who objects to J Street taking a place in the communal tent and why? The Presidents Conference should lift its veil of secrecy — and start an open debate.Read More


Hey Mr. Mayor, Remember Your Promise

EDITORIAL: Bill de Blasio once slammed New York City for mishandling Freedom of Information Law requests. So why is the Forward getting stonewalled about circumcision regulations?Read More


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