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

Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say

By Ruth Schuster

There are more than 10 million Ashkenazis around the world. But new findings show that today’s community is only 600 to 800 years old — and descended from 350 people.Read More

After Gaza War, Israel Seeks To Isolate Qatar — But U.S. Resists

By Nathan Guttman

After the Gaza war, Israel is working overtime to convince the West that Hamas-friendly Qatar should not be seen as a legitimate ally. But Washington isn’t getting the memo.Read More

Does Carrying a Gun to Synagogue Make It Safer or More Dangerous?

By Paul Berger

Most synagogues hire extra security for the High Holidays. But some congregants are taking their safety into their own hands — by bringing concealed guns to services.Read More

My Opa's Story of World War One's Other Fight

By Allan M. Jalon

A hundred years on, it’s still all quiet about the Eastern Front. Allan Jalon’s family diary sheds human light on the Russian-Austrian war.Read More

Rochester Mourns Jewish Couple Killed in Plane Crash Off Jamaica

By Gabe Friedman

Rochester couple Larry and Jane Glazer were killed in a plane crash near Jamaica on Friday. Now, the Jewish community mourns two of its ‘outstanding’ members.Read More

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