News and Politics

Going Digital: Forward publisher Sam Norich and the Forverts digital edition.

The Yiddish Forverts Goes Biweekly in Print

Amid circulation and financial pressures, the print version of the Yiddish Forverts will soon appear only biweekly. But its website will relaunch as a daily with more content and new features.

Islam Unplugged Leaders of a Haifa Muslim sect says it translated the Koran into Yiddish to offer a different face of Islam.

Celebrating 25 Years of Koran in Yiddish

Members of a Muslim sect that translated parts of the Koran into Yiddish are marking 25 years since that translation was published.

The Magenta Yenta, All the Young Hawks

Staffers discuss the out-of-nowhere rise of Mindy Meyer to trending celebrity status and a wellspring of young Jewish conservative writers.

The Religion of Bruce, Growing Up Patrilineal

This week Forward staffers discuss the devout Jewish followers of the religion of Bruce Springsteen, growing up patrilineal and why Jews don’t like evangelical Christians

Debating Best Jewish Sandwiches

We discuss the new approach in the fight to free Alan Gross, the top Jewish sandwiches and the eastern European liqueur that’s guaranteed to burn all the way down.

Presidents Conference, Israel Apartheid Week

Staffers discuss the groups behind the Conference of Presidents, Israel Apartheid Week on campus and offer some historical perspective on the ‘war on religion.’

BDS Goes Mainstream; Jew Behind the Bug

Staffers discuss how the BDS movement hopes to go mainstream, the Jewish engineer behind the Bug and the failing health of a 101-year old Orthodox rabbi.

Toddler's Tragic Struggle; Jews Going GOP; Bibi's Win

Staffers discuss little Ayelet Galena’s tragic struggle, why Jews may be moving toward the Republican Party, and Benjamin Netanyahu’s win in Israeli primary elections.

Egypt's Brotherhood; Newt and Saul

Staffers discuss Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood. Plus, Newt Gingrich’s prospects in the GOP primary and why he keeps talking about a guy named Saul Alinsky.

Reporters' Roundtable: Orthodox and Gay

Steve Greenberg, an Orthodox rabbi, discusses his decision to hold a commitment ceremony for two men. Staffers also discuss Iran and the exclusion of women.