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Are Ultra-Orthodox Turning Away From Vaccination?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

An ultra-Orthodox rabbi was roundly criticized for questioning the value of vaccinations for children. But some say more and more in the community are shunning the practice.Read More


Jewish Groups Warm to Climate Change Battle

By Hody Nemes

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the People’s Climate March on Sunday, billed the ‘largest mobilization’ of its kind. And Jews will be leading the charge.Read More


Joel Levy Set To Be Named Center for Jewish History Chief

By Paul Berger

Joel Levy, a former official at the Anti-Defamation League, is poised to become the new top executive at the Center for Jewish History, the Forward has learned.Read More


Israeli Kibbutzniks On Gaza Border Push For Diplomacy

By Naomi Zeveloff

In the Negev, a small group of Israelis calling for diplomacy rather than war is not the usual band of leftists. Instead, their members come from the area hardest hit by Hamas.Read More


De-hired Professor Steven Salaita Is a University's Worst Nightmare

By Nathan Guttman

The de-hiring of Steven Salaita has sparked an academic nightmare scenario, involving every mess a college — or an aspiring scholar — could encounter, including questions about donor influence.Read More


Living in Exile, Sayed Kashua Hits Telluride

By Sheerly Avni

Sayed Kashua took his new movie, ‘Dancing Arabs,’ to the Telluride Film Festival. It’s an artist’s heaven — so why didn’t the Palestinian script writer look happy to be there?Read More


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


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