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Jewish Journalism Is Still Hot!

A Backward spinoff — the amusingly named “Forward” — was at the center of a campaign to make celebrities sexy again.Read More


Über Buber

By Ian Fist

The Center for Super-Humanistic Judaism Opens in ClevelandRead More


Cutbacks on Volunteer Trips Fatally Weaken College Resumés

By Naomi Envoy

Recent cuts to service trips for Jewish teens may devastate one of the core missions of the Jewish organizational world — getting Jewish students into the best universities.Read More


Lost in Language: Of Dead Dogs, Living Lions & Bifid Uvulae

By Phil O’Lologous

If the cat got your tongue, which pet gets the brisket? For all your linguistic questions, it’s Phil O’Lologous.Read More


The Partial Pinking of Hamas

By Lawrence Zygier

Radical islamists have second thoughts about allowing LGBT Muslims to become suicide bombers.Read More


UNESCO Saves Humor From Itself

By Dr. Mister

UNESCO declares Jewish jokes as World Heritage Treasures. The Dalai Lama is content with that decision.Read More


Political Cartoonist Lambasted For Portrayal of His Bubbe

‘What have I done now?’ asks Backward cartoonist Tal Elijah.Read More


Some Putin for Purim

By Friezin Mabolokov

Moscow’s strong man, Russian president Vladimir Putin, visits the new local Jewish museum where two docents show him around.Read More


Downton Rebbe

By Gail Lerner

The Earl of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) is shocked to discover he is a cousin of the Lubavitcher Rebbe.Read More


Backward Looking Back: Glimpses of the Backward Archives

The Backward’s uncanny proclivity for getting things right prevails again as we look back at the events covered by our august paper in three peaceful and constructive years of hope: 1913, 1938 and 1963.Read More





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