Kansas City Jewish Community Stunned by Rampage On Eve of Passover

By Forward Staff

Jewish community leaders were stunned by the shooting rampage at two suburban Kansas City Jewish institutions on the eve of Passover — but urged Jews to continue with their preparations for the holiday.Read More

Jew-Hating Ku Klux Klan Leader Identified as Overland Park 'Killer'

By Forward Staff

A notorious white supremacist has been identified as the suspect in Sunday’s shooting rampage outside Kansas City. Why was such a well-known hatemonger walking among us?Read More

How Jewish Federations Are Changing — and Dumping 'F-Word'

By Nathan Guttman

Denver’s Jewish federation is rebranding itself as JEWISHcolorado. Will dropping the ‘F-word’ help the organization fit the needs of the 21st century?Read More

Quinoa Is More Kosher Than the Labor Practices That Produce It

By Hody Nemes

Rabbi Shoshan Ghoori journeyed to Peru to find out whether quinoa is kosher for Passover. It is — but what about the treatment of farmers who grow it?Read More

J Street Fails To Win Over Key Committee for Presidents Conference Membership

By Nathan Guttman

J Street has failed to win the endorsement of a key committee as it pushes for membership in the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.Read More

3,300-Year-Old Coffin From Time of Pharoahs Unearthed in Israel

By Nir Hasson

A 3,300-year-old Egyptian coffin from the time of the pharaohs has been discovered in the Jezreel Valley in northern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced.Read More

Circumcision Studies Give Backing To Supporters of Rite

By Anthony Weiss

In the circumcision wars, circumcision has been winning some big battles at least in the U.S. And science is playing a big role.Read More

Onetime Sephardic Towns See Euro Signs in Revival of Lost Jewish Heritage

By Cnaan Liphshiz

Towns in Spain and Portugal are embracing their Sephardic heritage in hopes of uncovering lost historical legacy. They also smell a lucrative possible lure for Jewish tourists.Read More

How You Would Spend Jewish Charity Billions

EDITORIAL: Do the spending priorities of American Jewish charities match those of the community? Judging by an informal poll of Forward readers, the answer is no.Read More

What's Israel's Plan B as Peace Talks Look Doomed?

By Nathan Guttman and Nathan Jeffay

With the Mideast peace talks near collapse, the Palestinians are ready with a diplomatic offensive. Israel’s options are much more limited, and all of them have big downsides.Read More

Find us on Facebook!
  • The Forverts' "Bintel Brief" advice column ran for more than 65 years. Now it's getting a second life — as a cartoon.
  • Half of this Hillel's members believe Jesus was the Messiah.
  • Vinyl isn't just for hipsters and hippies. Israeli photographer Eilan Paz documents the most astonishing record collections from around the world:
  • Could Spider-Man be Jewish? Andrew Garfield thinks so.
  • Most tasteless video ever? A new video shows Jesus Christ dying at Auschwitz.
  • "It’s the smell that hits me first — musty, almost sweet, emanating from the green felt that cradles each piece of silver cutlery in its own place." Only one week left to submit! Tell us the story of your family's Jewish heirloom.
  • Mazel tov to Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky!
  • If it's true, it's pretty terrifying news.
  • “My mom went to cook at the White House and all I got was this tiny piece of leftover raspberry ganache."
  • Planning on catching "Fading Gigolo" this weekend? Read our review.
  • A new initiative will spend $300 million a year towards strengthening Israel's relationship with the Diaspora. Is this money spent wisely?
  • Lusia Horowitz left pre-state Israel to fight fascism in Spain — and wound up being captured by the Nazis and sent to die at Auschwitz. Share her remarkable story — told in her letters.
  • Vered Guttman doesn't usually get nervous about cooking for 20 people, even for Passover. But last night was a bit different. She was cooking for the Obamas at the White House Seder.
  • A grumpy Jewish grandfather is wary of his granddaughter's celebrating Easter with the in-laws. But the Seesaw says it might just make her appreciate Judaism more. What do you think?
  • from-cache

Would you like to receive updates about new stories?

We will not share your e-mail address or other personal information.

Already subscribed? Manage your subscription.