Judith Rosenbaum explains why she hopes this isn’t ‘The Year of the Jewish Woman,’ as the Forward 50 proclaimed.
Impact is our driving criteria for the Forward 50, Jane Eisner writes. Which is why Rabbi Barry Freundel deserves a place — even though he made if for all the wrong reasons.
For the first time, women are the majority on our annual list of American Jews. They made history as rabbis and mothers, authors and activists. And we threw in a few important men, too.
Three women made the Top 5 of the Forward 50 for the first time. Sisterhood editor Naomi Zeveloff explains that it happened without even trying — and that’s why it’s truly momentous
Ayelet Galena’s mother Hindy Poupko made last year’s Forward 50 for taking her ailing daughter’s fight for life to the internet. A year later, the girl’s legacy lives on.
The Forward 50 is surely the first time Pope Francis and Angelina Jolie have been mentioned in the same breath. But lists are only effective if they surprise us — and teach important lessons.