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Locking Israel’s Ethiopian Problem Away Behind Bars

By Seth J. Frantzman

40% of Ethiopian Israeli soldiers have seen the inside of a military prison. Seth Franzman says the shocking statistic reflects a failure to integrate African immigrants.Read More


Don't Sign Uganda Anti-Gay Law

By Ruth Messinger

Ugandans may think they are acting out of faith by banning homosexuality. In fact, they are promoting hatred and violence against LGBT people, Ruth Messinger writes.Read More


Lesson of the Talmud in an Iraq School Suicide Bombing

By J.J. Goldberg

News of a suicide bombing instructor’s deadly explosion that killed his entire class in Samarra, Iraq, inspired J.J. Goldberg to follow a string of connections that leads back to the Talmud.Read More


Memo to Yeshiva U.: No Statute of Limitations on God's Judgment

By Irwin Kula

Yeshiva U.’s administrators want to ‘move on’ now that a judge has tossed a $680 million abuse lawsuit. But Irwin Kula writes there is no statute of limitations on God’s judgment.Read More


Let's Bet on Peace in Middle East — for Sake of Israel

By Sharon Brous

John Kerry told Rabbi Sharon Brous that at some point all sides in the Middle East conflict have to “bet on peace.” She agrees — and so do a majority of American Jews.Read More


Tiger Mom, Why Not Raise a Little Mensch?

By Elissa Strauss

Forget the Tiger Mom’s success plan. Try Elissa Strauss’s Mensch Metric, which moves beyond money and test scores, offering a more authentically Jewish path for getting ahead.Read More


The Jewish Lonely Hearts Who Meet Online

By Esther D. Kustanowitz

For Jewish singles, JDate holds the power to connect. But it can also make you feel there’s something wrong if you can’t click your way to love, writes Esther Kustanowitz.Read More


Handing Over the JDate Keys to My Mom

By Jen Glantz

After not finding much luck on JDate, Jen Glantz decided to let her mom hijack her account for one evening. She learned there’s more than one way to find a date on the Internet.Read More


7 Secrets of Highly Successful Synagogues — and Churches

By Lenore Skenazy

Christian megachurches are experts at filling the pews. Lenore Skenazy finds their methods of success translate better than you might think to the Jewish world.Read More


Chatting With JDate's CEO

By Doni Bloomfield

Greg Liberman, CEO of the company that runs JDate (and Christian Mingle) talked to the Forward about what makes the Jewish dating site so unique.Read More





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