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South Africa's Jacob Zuma Vows Anti-Semitism Fight

By Gabe Friedman

The President of South Africa vowed to fight anti-semitism Thursday night in a meeting with leaders of the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.Read More


New Israel Fund Shifts Cash in Push for Progressive Politics

By Nathan Guttman

The New Israel Fund, the largest funder of liberal causes in Israel, has announced that it will shift one-fifth of its grants to overtly political groups.Read More


Where Do Shofars Come From?

By Judy Maltz

Eleven months of the year, traffic is slow at best at a Tel Aviv shofar store. But as the High Holidays draw near, it’s a madhouse.Read More


Behind the Uproar Over Israeli Reservists Who Refuse To Spy on Palestinians

By Yossi Melman

A group of Israeli reservists set off a firestorm when they refused to spy on Palestinians. Yossi Mellman explains why the public reacted so strongly to the scandal in an elite unit.Read More


Historian Tara Zahra Wins MacArthur 'Genius' Grant

By Gabe Friedman

The MacArthur Foundation announced the list of 2014 MacArthur Fellows on Tuesday, and two Jews made the list.Read More


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


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