Editorial


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


A Man of His Time

EDITORIAL: During his long tenure at the ADL, Abraham Foxman made himself indispensable to American Jews. Now may be the right moment for a new type of leader.Read More


Birthright's Second-Time Shift

EDITORIAL: Birthright will allow teens who have already taken education trips to Israel to qualify for free trips. Who made this decision — and where will the cash come from?Read More


Protect the Children, Mayor de Blasio

EDITORIAL: New York parents are supposed to give consent for the metzitzah b’peh circumcision rite. But the law isn’t enforced — and Mayor de Blasio must move to protect children.Read More


Bursting Bubbles of SodaStream's Haters

EDITORIAL: SodaStream has taken a beating as Scarlett Johansson amps up the star power. Demonizing the company won’t end the occupation — and would hurt Palestinians.Read More


What Defines Us as Jews? Actions — Not Ancestry.

By Jane Eisner

Josh Nathan-Kazis’s exploration of his family’s Sephardic heritage reveals one powerful truth: It’s what we do, not our ancestors, that truly defines us, Jane Eisner writes.Read More


Corporations Aren't People — Especially When It Comes to Birth Control

EDITORIAL: Can corporations claim religious rights to deny birth control coverage to employees? The Supreme Court must answer that question — and it should give a resounding no.Read More





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