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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


Jewish Demographic Study Reveals Drastic Need for Jewish Demographers

By Rob Kutner

Jewish demographers are an incredibly valuable and dwindling resource, say Jewish demographers.Read More


‘Birthright Israel’ Donors Unveil Spinoff: ‘BootyCall Israel’

By Manny F. Destiny

BACKWARD: This new Israel learning experience aims to ensure the future of the Jewish people, one night (stand) at a time.Read More


Philip Roth’s Guide to Old Age

By Bintel van der Brief

Philip Roth gives the Backward an EXCLUSIVE insight into his life of leisure and the reasons for his retirement.Read More


An Air-Conditioned Palestinian State

By Harry Jawea

How an oil kingdom’s empty World Cup stadiums might spell a message of hope.Read More


Bibi Suddenly Eager To Wash Obama’s Car

By Joanie Wise

BACKWARD: Last year, President Obama was offering to fetch ice cream for Benjamin Netanyahu. But 2013 is a whole different story.Read More


Retired Senator Now Just Going Around Annoying People

By Eva Watchful

The people of Connecticut are calling for Joe Lieberman to stand again for federal elected office — or possibly an ambassadorship, or maybe just a long vacation abroad.Read More


Review: The Goldfarb Bar Mitzvah

By Gaby Dunn

Theater, at its best, can thrill and inspire us, can take us to another world, can even make us feel that we, ourselves, are growing into new and better people.Read More


Preemptive Lieberman Launch?

By Tony Andwise

The threat of another Middle East conflagration reached new heights as Israel threatened to send its controversial foreign minister to destroy Iran’s nuclear program.Read More


Meet the 'Micro Mechitzah'

By Lee O’Diensis

Driven by a rising number of complaints about immodesty in public spaces, a number of B’nai Brak firms have launched competing lines of mechitzahs.Read More


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