Jerry Koenig, Forward Ad Director and Activist, Dies at 84

By Friends and Family of Jerome Koenig

Jerry Koenig was the Forward’s director of advertising. He was also among the originators of Peace Now, an actor, a writers of Haikus, and a devoted family man.Read More

Why Israel Lobby Is Biggest Casualty of Feud Over Benjamin Netanyahu's Speech

By Nathan Guttman

Think relations with the White House are the biggest casualty of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech? Nathan Guttman explains why the pro-Israel lobby may have taken the worst hit of all.Read More

Slain ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Idealistic Journey Ran Through Israel

By Danna Harman (Haaretz)

Slain ISIS captive Kayla Mueller’s idealism led her to volunteer with a Palestinian human rights group. ‘Resistance lives,’ she wrote in 2010 while working to battle the Israeli occupation.Read More

Does New York Jewish Federation Bear Some Blame for String of Charity Scandals?

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Scandal has hit four New York Jewish charities. And some are asking whether the local Jewish federation that helps fund them bears some responsibility.Read More

Rachel Timoner Brings Social Justice Focus to Brooklyn's Congregation Beth Elohim

By Uriel Heilman

One of the top agenda items these days for Rachel Timoner, associate rabbi at the Leo Baeck Temple in Los Angeles, is trying to get a train built along the I-405 freeway stretching from the North San Fernando Valley to the city’s international airport.Read More

Why Are Jews Supporting a German Right-Wing Movement?

By Yermi Brenner

German Jews are mostly united in their opposition to extremism, for obvious reasons. Why do some of them support Pegida, a fast-growing, far-right wing, anti-Muslim group?Read More

Sudden Collapse of FEGS Raises Disturbing Questions About Jewish Social Service System

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

FEGS was long known as one of the most stable and largest Jewish social service agencies. If it could go belly up so quickly, what groups could be in danger of failing next?Read More

Warsaw Ghetto Survivor Now Backs Monument to Righteous Gentiles

By Sergiusz Scheller

Warsaw Ghetto survivor Simcha Rotem now supports a monument to ‘righteous’ Poles, days after signing a letter protesting its location.Read More

Benjamin Netanyahu Backers Insist He Technically Didn't Snub Barack Obama Over Speech

By Nathan Guttman

Benjamin Netanyahu’s backers insist he technically didn’t snub President Obama over his speech to Congress. Nathan Guttman explains why they may be right — but it may not matter.Read More

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

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