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‘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


Aly Project a Golden Success

By Nathaniel ‘Nate’ Natan-Nathanson

Aly Raisman was no accident. Read how every last detail of her being was designed for Jewish continuity.Read 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


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


Samson To Appeal Juicing Charges

By Richard Dollar

The competitive demolition community is in an uproar after the urine sample of Samson “The Danite” Zoraker tested positive for performance enhancing substances this weekend.Read More


Christmas, Hanukkah or Apocalypse?

By Rob Kutner

For a Jewish parent, there’s just no easy answer to why a bunch of long-dead people who once lived near the Club Med we once vacationed at with Aunt Gertie say we’re all going to die.Read More


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