Forward Forum


Beyond Ferguson and Staten Island, So Much Cause for Outrage

By J.J. Goldberg

Beyond Ferguson and Staten Island, we have so much cause for anger, J.J. Goldberg writes. Let’s not forget the 219,000 people who die every year of poverty.Read More


Longing for the Quiet of Separation in Jerusalem

By Michael Karpin

From outside Jerusalem, one can pine for more mutual understanding between Muslims and Jews. Michael Karpin has a better idea: separation.Read More


Coming to Terms With Death of the Jewish Mainstream

By Jay Michaelson

After a dispiriting year, Jay Michaelson wonders whether systemic change is possible in the Jewish community. He offers an alternative.Read More


'The Nu Republic' No More

By Jeffrey Salkin

How do you say kaddish for a magazine that is 100 years old? Jeffrey Salkin explains why Jewish readers have special reason to sit shiva after the bloodbath at The New Republic.Read More


How Israel Treats African 'Infiltrators'

By Yehuda Bauer

Take it from renowned Holocaust scholar Yehuda Bauer. Judging by how Israel treats African asylum seekers, the country is forgetting Jewish history —  and fast.Read More


How Elections Allow Leaders To Ignore Real Issues — in Israel and America

By J.J. Goldberg

Election season is starting again in Israel and just finished in America. J.J. Goldberg explores two countries with different electoral systems but a shared political dysfunction.Read More


Boycotting a Moses Named Christian in 'Exodus'

By Sigal Samuel

Charlton Heston as Moses. Johnny Depp as Tonto. Mickey Rooney as Mr. Yunioshi. Laurence Olivier as Othello. Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra. All white actors who have played non-white characters on the big screen.Read More


The Laws That Killed Eric Garner

By Jay Michaelson

The ancient Jews knew that God demands adherence to law. Jay Michaelson explains how America has moved so far away from that precept when it comes to police and black men.Read More


Not Afraid To Be a Girlie Girl

By Elissa Strauss

Unlike other Jewish comics, Amy Schumer’s point of view is unapologetically feminine. She represents a new stage in the evolution of the funny JAP, writes Elissa Strauss.Read More


A Failure To See Why Jerusalem Matters to the Other

By Marc Schneier

We’ll never resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict without overcoming our mutual ignorance, writes Marc Schneier. Especially when it comes to the significance of Jerusalem to Muslims and Jews.Read More


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