Forward Forum


How Charlie Hebdo Attack Represents a Genuine Clash Between Civilizations

By J.J. Goldberg

Some don’t like to hear that the Charlie Hebdo terror attack represents a genuine clash between civilizations. But J.J. Goldberg explains why that’s the only way to understand it.Read More


What Israel's Ultra-Orthodox Can Learn from Boro Park

By Michael Karpin

What makes ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel different from those in America? With Boro Park in his mind, Michael Karpin takes a jog through Bnei Brak to find out.Read More


Why 'Jew' Is Rarely Spoken Word in France — Even After Kosher Grocery Terror

By Robert Zaretsky

The Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for being cartoonists. Robert Zaretsky asks why France cannot seem to accept that the kosher grocery terror victims were killed for being Jews.Read More


Looking for My Gloria Steinem or Bella Abzug

By Elissa Strauss

Elissa Strauss didn’t realize when she was young that all her role models were men. She wants to know why no one taught her about Gloria Steinem or Bella Abzug.Read More


How To Respond to Bloody Paris Terror? With Reason — and Rage

By Jay Michaelson

How should liberal Jews respond to the terrorist attacks in France? Jay Michaelson answers in an unpredictable way: Don’t turn away from the rage.Read More


The Zionist Election You Can Participate In — If Your Elbows Are Sharp

By J.J. Goldberg

Left and right are trading insults about who cares more about the Jews. It ain’t the Israeli elections, but J.J. Goldberg explains why a little-known vote is just as contentious — if not more so.Read More


Bridging Divide Between Universal and Parochial Jews

By Nigel Savage

There are two kinds of Jews, those who see the world from a parochial perspective and those with a universalist view. Nigel Savage says they need to come closer together.Read More


The 1% Solution to Jewish Education

By Ari Segal

The high cost of Jewish day school makes it prohibitive to most, even to people who own valuable homes. Ari Segal has a surprising solution to this problem.Read More


Will Israel Alienate the Diaspora With 'Jewish State' Push?

By Theodore Sasson

The nationality bill in Israel’s parliament, which favors Jewishness over democracy, has alienated the Diaspora, writes Theodore Sasson. What will this mean in the upcoming elections?Read More


Who Bakes the Challah?

By Elissa Strauss

In 2015, the Forward will explore whether women still do a disproportionate amount of the work around the Jewish holidays. Elissa Strauss offers an introduction.Read More


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