What I Learned Teaching Arabs About Judaism in Abu Dhabi

By Mark R. Cohen

Mark R. Cohen spent a semester teaching a class on Judaism in Abu Dhabi. How did Arab students react to learning about the High Holidays for the first time?Read More

Reform's Rick Jacobs Presses Benjamin Netanyahu To Call Off Speech to Congress

By Nathan Guttman

Pressure is growing on Benjamin Netanyahu to scrap his speech to Congress as Rabbi Rick Jacobs joins a chorus of opposition. Will he seek a face-saving exit strategy — or dig in his heels?Read More

'Ellen Smile' Recalled at Funeral for Jewish Mom Killed in Train Tragedy

By John A. Oswald

In gut-wrenching ceremonies two hours and 22 miles apart from each other, family and friends said difficult goodbyes on Friday to the mother of one Westchester family and the father of another, both killed in this week’s New York commuter train tragedy.Read More

Abe Foxman Calls on Benjamin Netanyahu To Scrap Speech to GOP Congress

By Nathan Guttman

EXCLUSIVE: As the controversy around Benjamin Netanyahu’s planned speech to Congress grows, Abraham Foxman of the ADL called on the Israeli prime minister to stay home.Read More

New York Jewish Legal Aid Group Rocked by Scandal

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The head of a Jewish-backed New York legal aid charity has reportedly resigned amid a federal investigation into alleged “accounting irregularities.”Read More

Is V15 a Conduit for American Funds to Benjamin Netanyahu's Opponents?

By Nathan Guttman

An Israeli group called V15 is portrayed by some as a shady conduit for American money to Benjamin Netanyahu’s opponents. The truth is a good deal hazier, as Nathan Guttman explains.Read More

Jewish Mother Ellen Brody Identified as SUV Driver in Commuter Train Tragedy

By Forward Staff

Ellen Brody’s 3 daughters endured an agonizing wait for their mom. It ended with the worst possible news: She was the SUV driver killed in New York’s worst-ever commuter train tragedy.Read More

Why Yeshiva Is Only University Out of 92 With $1 Billion Endowment To Lose Value

By Paul Berger

92 U.S. universities have endowments over $1 billion. Yeshiva’s is the only one to shrink last year — and a Forward analysis reveals its performance under Richard Joel’s leadership.Read More

Hector Timerman: Human Rights Icon or Dirty Dealmaker?

By Jonathan Gilbert

Hector Timerman is at the heart of Argentina’s crisis that erupted with the death of Alberto Nisman. Did the foreign minister loyally serve the nation — or is he a traitor to the Jews?Read More

Yeshiva U. Finally Closes Deal To Shed Burden of Money-Losing Einstein Medical School

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva has finally shed the burden of money-losing Albert Einstein medical school. Does the deal mean the university can start to put a crushing fiscal crisis behind it?Read More

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