Richard Joel Points Fingers Over Mushrooming Yeshiva Fiscal Crisis

By Paul Berger

Richard Joel blames Yeshiva’s financial woes on fired staffers and archaic management practices. Critics say that after 11 years at the helm, the problems are of his own making.Read More

Alan Gross Release — and Diplomatic Thaw — May Mean World to Cuba Jews

By Ron Kampeas

Alan Gross was imprisoned while trying to connect Cuba’s isolated Jewish community to the wider world. The deal that got him released five years later may do just that and much more.Read More

Alan Gross Praises Release From Cuban Jail as Hanukkah 'Blessing'


Alan Gross speaks out on his hopes for the future after being freed from a Cuban prison. His release came amid a overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba.Read More

Jews Protest Racism and Police Brutality on First Night of Hanukkah

By Hannah Rubin

On the first night of Hanukkah, Jews took to the streets in 15 cities across the country to call for racial justice and protest police brutality.Read More

Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

FEGS had a reputation as a stable and well-managed social service agency. It stunned the non-profit world by revealing a $19 million loss, a shakeup at the top and looming cuts.Read More

Jewish Campus Groups Grapple With Rape Controversy

By Ron Kampeas

Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.Read More

How To Be a 'Friend' and Get a Tax Break in Return

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

One dollar out of every 20 donated to American Jewish charities goes to ‘friends of’ groups whose sole purpose is to send that money abroad. Confused? So are we.Read More

For Jews of Lugansk, Empty Schools and Frigid Synagogues as Winter Arrives

By Cnaan Liphshiz

In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.Read More

Robert Wolfe, Archivist of Nazi Documents, Fought Relentlessly To Expose Holocaust

By Edwin Black

Robert Wolfe, who has died at 93, was no bookworm. The federal archivist in charge of Nazi documents fought passionately to expose the Holocaust, Edwin Black writes.Read More

32 Things You Should Know About The Forward's 2014 Salary Survey

By Maia Efrem and Jane Eisner

There are 11 women CEOs of major national Jewish charities, a number that hasn’t budged since 2009. That and 31 other startling findings make up our 2014 Salary Survey.Read More

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