In a move that has rocked the Jewish organizational world, and made barely a ripple beyond it, the leaders of the major Jewish organizations announced that they were quitting en masse.
Judging by turnout at the Haredi Electronics Show, traditional Jews’ appetite for technology is as voracious as that of a cantor getting his first whiff of post-Yom Kippur kugel.
BACKWARD: The Chaldean Empire has returned to the world stage after 2,500 years. It comes bearing apologies, and citizenship offers, to the Jews.
BACKWARD: George W. Bush spoke to a Messianic Jewish group last fall. They kept reporters away, but the Backward has unearthed a transcript — and a tape!
BACKWARD: All the talk in the local shvitz lately has been about twerking — or as YIVO would have it: tverking.
When Barbie doesn’t sell enough, she has to stoop to ever more desperate measures. And it’s not pretty.
A landmark study suggested that Jews both agree and disagree.
Pious Jews have learned every salacious part of the megillah — so that you can be spared it.
Philosopher who died centuries before the establishment of State of Israel is barred from speaking at 92Y — condemned for lack of Zionism.
The matriarchs of the Memeti sect tell the Backward’s Ian Fist about their community’s historic move to Kiryas Shalom in upstate New York.