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Mr. Oren Goes From Washington (to Jerusalem)

By Ariel David (Haaretz)

Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S., has won a Knesset seat. Will Benjamin Netanyahu seek to bring the only U.S.-born lawmaker back into his cabinet?Read More


What's a Nice Jewish Boy Doing Leading a Fraternity Like This?

By Nathan Guttman

Bradley Cohen is the first Jewish president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He insists the fraternity isn’t racist — despite the offensive video created by members in Oklahoma.Read More


Conservatives Break Jewish Silence To Denounce Bibi's Anti-Arab Election Scare Tactic

By Nathan Guttman

The world is outraged the anti-Arab scare tactic Benjamin Netanyahu used on Election Day. So why is the Conservative movement the first Jewish group to condemn his inflammatory remarks?Read More


Is Birthright NEXT Shutting Down?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Birthright Israel’s alumni division faces an uncertain future following the departure of its top two executives and the discontinuation of its flagship Sabbath meals program.Read More


What Will Netanyahu Victory Mean for American-Israeli Relations?

By Nathan Guttman

What Netanyahu has just proved, Nathan Guttman writes, is that an Israeli leader can bring relations with the White House to a historic low and still emerge victorious.Read More


After Vote, Spotlight Shifts to Reuven Rivlin

By Naomi Zeveloff

Now that Israelis have voted, meet President Reuven Rivlin. The man who will crown the country’s next prime minister is a lifelong Likudnik who advocates for Arab civil rights.Read More


Hope, Fear, and a Day at the Beach as Israel Votes in Watershed Election

By Naomi Zeveloff

As Israel goes to the polls, Naomi Zeveloff travels from West Bank settlements to liberal enclaves and even the beach in search of the storylines that will determine the country’s next leader.Read More


FEGS Cascading Fiscal Woes Clear Months Before Group Rang the Alarm

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

FEGS was warned of cascading fiscal problems months before its collapse, the Forward has learned. So why did the Jewish charity fail to raise alarm — or take steps to stop the bleeding?Read More


Want To Give to Jewish Charities? Don't Do It Over the Phone.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Want to donate to Jewish charities? Don’t do it over the phone. Of all the dollars telemarketers rake in for groups like B’nai Brith and the ADL, only a tiny percentage reaches charitable coffers.Read More


From Pot to Pirates, Meet the Parties That Definitely Won't Win Israel's Election

By Naomi Zeveloff

Israel has a pro-pot party, one for Orthodox women and even a Pirate Party. In all, 14 tiny parties are running. With virtually no chance of winning any seats, why do they bother?Read More


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