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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


Polish Museum Director Stresses 1,000-Year Jewish History

By Anna Goldenberg

The new director of the Jewish history museum in Warsaw says it aims to show off the richness of Polish Jewry’s 1,000-year history, not just the devastation of the Holocaust.Read More


Telling Story of Holocaust's Horrors Through Ultra-Orthodox Eyes

By Paul Berger

The ultra-Orthodox inevitably view the Holocaust through a different lens than other Jews. A new Brooklyn museum aims to tell the story of its horrors from their perspective.Read More


26 Billion Bucks: Those Jewish Charity Parties? Pricey.

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jewish charities spend almost $100 million a year on parties. Those lavish sushi spreads, open bars and celebrity guests all add up —  but are they worth it?Read More


Passover-Minded Synagogue Prepares To Sweep All Hametz From Its Inboxes

By Sigal Samuel

Congregant’s at Manhattan’s Romemu love its move to scrap email — or ‘life-hametz’ — for Passover. Will ‘de-emailing’ become a holiday trend?Read More


Final Four Goes Jewish at Hillel March Madness

By Hillel Kutler

Dribbling blurs across four parallel basketball courts, the players who came for National Hillel Basketball Tournament filled a football field-size gymnasium in a marathon of games.Read More


Kosher Soup Kitchen Struggles With Rising Ranks of Hungry as Passover Nears

By Rachael Levy

Kosher soup kitchen Masbia saw a 200% increase in demand for food in the months after food stamp cuts. Now, it’s racing to find funding for Passover.Read More


Tiny Greek Community of Ioannina Struggles To Keep Romaniote Traditions Alive

By Gavin Rabinowitz

When the Jews of Ioannina gathered in their whitewashed-stone synagogue over the weekend, it was to commemorate 70 years since the Nazis destroyed their community.Read More





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