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Yeshiva U. Faces Long Fight To Reverse Fiscal Rot

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva’s financial turnaround will take years even if the school can correct longstanding fiscal mismanagement a stark new ratings report says.Read More


How Stanley Cohen Went From Orthodox to Defending bin Laden's Son-In-Law

By Nathan Guttman

Stanley Cohen grew up Orthodox in the New York suburbs. How did the firebrand lawyer end up befriending Hamas leaders and defending Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law?Read More


Uganda's Century-Old Jewish Community Riven by Sectarian Divide

By Ben Sales

A 2,000-member group of Ugandans has practiced Judaism for about a century. But now the communities are split along sectarian lines and barely speak to each other.Read More


26 Billion Bucks: The Jewish Charity Industry Uncovered

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The American Jewish not-for-profit network is worth a whopping $26 billion. But until now, our community has had no way of knowing where all that money goes.Read More


Rena Arshinoff, Nurse and Rabbi, Guides Couple Through Delivery of Stillborn Child

By Hody Nemes

Renan Levine and Mira Perry were crushed to hear their child was stillborn. Rena Arshinoff, a nurse and rabbi, was there to guide them in the most wrenching moments.Read More


Jewish Students Find Global Connections — and Schisms — in Israel Program

By Nathan Jeffay

When Americans joined an exchange program on Jewish peoplehood in Israel, they brought diversity to the table. Or was it sectarianism?Read More


The Father-and-Son Rabbis Who Inspire One Another — and Grandma Too

By Anna Goldenberg

Rabbis Aaron and Eliyahu Fink inspired Forward readers with their Jewish leadership and openness. The father and son also impressed the most important judge of all: grandma.Read More


America's Top Atheist Aims To Build Jewish Support for Ungodly Agenda

By Nathan Guttman

David Silverman is a conservative and an atheist. He hopes to mold the power of millions of non-religious Americans into a cohesive political bloc — including many Jews.Read More


Sephardic Jews Won't Face 'Strict' Spanish Citizenship Rules, Justice Minister Says

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

How strict will the Spanish government be when it comes time to adjudicate Sephardic Jews’ citizenship applications? Not very, Spain’s Justice Minister explained at an AJC event.Read More


Many Crimea Jews Said To Back New Union With Russia

By Paul Berger

Crimea’s most prominent rabbi has fled to Kiev. But the Jewish community that remains is largely happy living in a fledgling Crimean republic under the control of the Russian Federation.Read More





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