Editorial


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


What Will Help on Guns?

EDITORIAL: Since the Newtown rampage, it’s only gotten easier to buy guns in our country. Michael Bloomberg has part of the answer by putting millions to fight this outrage.Read More


A Teachable Moment of Violent Hate

EDITORIAL: What can we learn from tragedies like the rampage in suburban Kansas City? For one thing, we must keep our eyes on the real threats that we as Jews face.Read More


How You Would Spend Jewish Charity Billions

EDITORIAL: Do the spending priorities of American Jewish charities match those of the community? Judging by an informal poll of Forward readers, the answer is no.Read More


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





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