French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia Pushes Back on Israel Immigration Call

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

France’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews should flee to Israel.Read More

Non-Orthodox Jews Find Voice as Sharp Battle Lines Drawn in New York Suburb

By Uriel Heilman

For years, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders largely stayed silent, caught in the middle between their Orthodox coreligionists and their non-Jewish neighbors.Read More

Will Black Lawmakers' Anger Over Benjamin Netanyahu Speech Hurt Support for Israel?

By Nathan Guttman

Many black lawmakers are particularly angry over Benjamin Netanyahu’s snub of Barack Obama, the first black president. Will the rift hurt support for the Jewish state?Read More

Where Are All The Non-Orthodox Rabbis?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Non-Orthodox rabbinical seminaries are facing enrollment declines, a Forward analysis shows. But non-denominational schools like Hebrew College are bucking the trend.Read More

Is Stav Shaffir, Israel's Youngest Lawmaker, Ready for a Bigger Role?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Stav Shaffir burst into the public eye as a leader of Israel’s tent city protest. Now, she’s the Knesset’s youngest member — and has her eye on even bigger things to come.Read More

Denmark Wants To Rehabilitate Islamic Radicals — But Is It Failing?

By Jeffry Mallow

Denmark tries to integrate all members of society — including Muslims. Does the Copenhagen attack prove that the effort to rehabilitate radical Islamists is failing?Read More

Deep in Dixie, Synagogue Stands Up for Gay Marriage — and Couples Flock To Say 'I Do'

By Larisa Thomason

What happens when you combine a deep-in-the-heart-of-Dixie battle over same-sex marriage and a synagogue determined to take a stand for equality?Read More

David Cohen Becomes the CIA's 'Financial Batman'

By Nathan Guttman

David Cohen, the new No. 2 man at the CIA, isn’t your average cloak-and-dagger spook. He’s a Jew who tracks the finances of terrorists — armed only with a spreadsheet.Read More

Jerry Koenig, Forward Ad Director and Activist, Dies at 84

By Friends and Family of Jerome Koenig

Jerry Koenig was the Forward’s director of advertising. He was also among the originators of Peace Now, an actor, a writers of Haikus, and a devoted family man.Read More

Why Israel Lobby Is Biggest Casualty of Feud Over Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech

By Nathan Guttman

Think relations with the White House are the biggest casualty of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech? Nathan Guttman explains why the pro-Israel lobby may have taken the worst hit of all.Read More

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