Forward Forum

A Double Standard That Works in Israel’s Favor

By J.J. Goldberg

Why is Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem different from the U.S. taking Hawaii? J.J. Goldberg counts the ways — and explains why the world has done so little about it.Read More

Jewish History's Lesson for Handling Ebola

By Joshua Teplitsky

The sharp debates surrounding Ebola are not new. Joshua Teplitsky explains the lesson that a 400-year-old episode in Jewish history holds for today’s crisis.Read More

How Barack Obama Refuses To Learn From the Past

By J.J. Goldberg

Barack Obama thought he could keep America out of Iraq and end Washington gridlock for good. Boy, was he wrong on both counts, writes J.J. Goldberg.Read More

How 'Klinghoffer' Stereotypes Both Sides

By Jay Michaelson

‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ is anti-Israel — and anti-Palestinian, Jay Michaelson writes. The opera traffics in offensive caricatures that do a disservice to both sides.Read More

Why AIPAC Is Anti-Israel

By Jay Michaelson

The right often claims dovish groups don’t have Israel’s interests at heart. Jay Michaelson thinks it’s time to turn that logic around.Read More

Why Jews Will Vote Democrat Again

By Anne Roiphe

With midterm elections coming up, Jews will likely vote Democratic again in disproportionate numbers. Anne Roiphe explores the reasons for this phenomenon.Read More

The Raw Honesty of Klinghoffer

By Lisa Goldman

Lisa Goldman went to see “The Death of Kinghoffer” on opening night and found herself transfixed by the opera’s emotional power.Read More

Kiss Those Nobels Goodbye

By Noah Efron

There were no science Nobel Prizes for Jews this year. Noah Efron thinks this indicates that Jews don’t gravitate toward the test tube anymore.Read More

Clothes Help Make Us — From the Fig Leaf to Ralph Lauren

By Elissa Strauss

Clothing shapes our identity in ways that can be hard to express, writes Elissa Strauss. Still, even a glance at Jewish history makes clear the importance of what we wear.Read More

Bibi Tries and Fails To Bypass the Palestinians

By J.J. Goldberg

Benjamin Netanyahu has been talking about a new coalition with Arab states. But J.J. Goldberg reminds us that there’s an issue closer to home that’s not going away: the Palestinians.Read More

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