Czar Nicholas II Writes a Letter to the Forverts’ Bintel Brief

Czar Nicholas II took time out from being the autocratic leader of the Russian empire to writing a letter to the Yiddish Forward’s Bintel Brief column.Read More

Letters from War-Torn Europe

What can I tell you about Vilna, whatever it is will only be one trop in a sea of great troubles and misfortunes that this war has brought upon us.Read More

The Role Jews Play in the War in Facts and Figures

Jews play no small role in the current war. The following list enumerates the number of Jewish soldiers in the various European regular armies.Read More

A Terrible Blood Bath

By Ab Cahan

Forward editor Ab Cahan wrote: The great powers began a terrible blood bath. The war will be the most terrible, the worst in human history.Read More

My Beloved America, I Don't Recognize You!

By Ab Cahan

Our country has taken up arms. Bloody questions marks hover above us. What are we fighting for? Why aren’t we heeding our holy credo to stop the bloodshed?Read More

Kidnapping of Teens Jangles Nerves in Usually Calm West Bank Settlement

By Ben Sales

The kidnapping of Israeli teens Gilad Shaar, Eyal Yifrach and Naftali Frenkel while they were hitchhiking from the area has upset life in the Etzion settlement bloc, or Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.Read More

Syracuse Jews Stunned by Doctor's Arrest in Wife's Murder

By Rachel X. Landes

Robert Neulander is a mainstay of the Syracuse Jewish community. Leaders are stunned that the prominent obstetrician has been charged with murdering his wife.Read More

After Presbyterian Win, BDS Advocates Trumpet Divestment as Path to Two States

By Nathan Guttman

BDS advocates scored a big win as Presbyterians voted for divestment. With the peace talks dead, some trumpet boycotting Israel as the only path left to a two-state solution.Read More

Bingo! How Jewish Charities Are Gambling Away Our Future

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Jewish charities try to raise money by gambling on bingo, but instead lose tens of thousands of donor dollars at the tables. Josh Nathan-Kazis identifies the biggest losers.Read More

Jews Put Spotlight on 1994 Terror Bombing at Iran-Argentina World Cup Match

By Andrea Palatnik

For many Jews, today’s World Cup match between Argentina and Iran is far more than a soccer game — it’s a chance to remind the world of the deadly 1994 AMIA terror bombing.Read More

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