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Is Yeshivah of Flatbush 'Predatory' In Its Scrutiny of Girls' Attire?

By Uriel Heilman

It’s common for Orthodox high schools to require girls to wear skirts. But new, stricter dress codes at Brooklyn’s Yeshiva Flatbush have female students feeling ambushed.Read More


Should All Ashkenazi Women Get Tested for BRCA Gene Mutations?

By Karen Iris Tucker

No family history of breast cancer? If you’re Ashkenazi, a new study says you should get tested anyway — but some experts disagree.Read More


Steven Salaita Speaks Out

By Nathan Guttman

Steven Salaita, the controversial professor whose tweets about Israel cost him his university position, tells the Forward he has a message for pro-Israel students: Don’t worry.Read More


Yeshiva University Victims Appeal Over Heads of Appeals Court Panel

By Paul Berger

Former Yeshiva University students have asked a full federal appeals court to reconsider their sex abuse lawsuit. If the court refuses, the case may head to the U.S. Supreme Court.Read More


Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say

By Ruth Schuster

There are more than 10 million Ashkenazis around the world. But new findings show that today’s community is only 600 to 800 years old — and descended from 350 people.Read More


After Gaza War, Israel Seeks To Isolate Qatar — But U.S. Resists

By Nathan Guttman

After the Gaza war, Israel is working overtime to convince the West that Hamas-friendly Qatar should not be seen as a legitimate ally. But Washington isn’t getting the memo.Read More


Does Carrying a Gun to Synagogue Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

By Paul Berger

Most synagogues hire extra security for the High Holidays. But some congregants are taking their safety into their own hands — by bringing concealed guns to services.Read More


My Opa's Story of World War One's Other Fight

By Allan M. Jalon

A hundred years on, it’s still all quiet about the Eastern Front. Allan Jalon’s family diary sheds human light on the Russian-Austrian war.Read More


Rochester Mourns Jewish Couple Killed in Plane Crash Off Jamaica

By Gabe Friedman

Rochester couple Larry and Jane Glazer were killed in a plane crash near Jamaica on Friday. Now, the Jewish community mourns two of its ‘outstanding’ members.Read More


How Jewish Reporters in Muslim Countries Conceal Their Identity

By Ron Kampeas

Steven Sotloff’s tragic death earlier this week has raised an old question: should Jewish journalists in Muslim countries hide their identities?Read More


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