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  • Talmudic Rabbis Were Totally Badass in Blizzards

    By Sigal Samuel

    Ancient Talmudic rabbi Hillel the Elder is not impressed with our Blizzard of 2015. He braves snowstorms like a boss —  and makes New Yorkers look like a bunch of sissies.Read More


    Is Controversial Circumcision Ritual Dangerous?

    By Paul Berger

    Is a controversial circumcision rite dangerous? New York City believes 17 infants have been infected because of metzizah b’peh — but not everyone agrees.Read More


    Israel President Reuven Rivlin Meets Black Community in New York

    By JTA

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began his first visit to the United States as president with a speech to leaders of the African-American community.Read More


    Talk Show Pioneer Joe Franklin Dies at 88

    By Reuters

    TV talk show pioneer Joe Franklin, who interviewed thousands of people from a dancing dentist to Academy Award winning actors in a far from glamorous New York studio, has died at the age of 88.Read More


    Behind the Small Screen at Jon Stewart's Gig

    By Anna Goldenberg

    Scoring tickets for Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ is just the start of some serious business. Anna Goldenberg chronicles a day-long struggle of paranoia, exercise and swooning.Read More


    Met Council Faces Uncertain Future Amid Scandals and Red Ink

    By Josh Nathan-Kazis

    The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty will seek to merge or partner with other not-for-profit agencies in order to preserve its services, the Forward has learned.Read More


    PHOTOS: Capturing a 1970s Borscht Belt Singles' Weekend

    By Elyssa Goodman

    Winter may be upon us, but things are heating up in these pictures of a 1970s singles’ weekend in the Catskills. Elyssa Goodman chats with the photographer — her mother.Read More


    Orthodox Cop Sues New York Over 'Dirty Jew' Ordeal

    By JTA

    An Orthodox Jewish man is suing the New York Police Department for anti-Semitic harassment that he says compelled him to quit his job as a cop.Read More


    Delta Israel Flights Hit by Bomb Scares at John F. Kennedy Airport

    By JTA

    Two Delta Air Lines flights arriving at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, one continuing to and one arriving from Tel Aviv, were evacuated following a bomb threat.Read More


    'Facebuker Rebbe' Dovid Winiarz Dies in Car Crash on Icy Sunday Morning

    By JTA

    Rabbi Dovid Winiarz, the self-proclaimed “Facebuker Rebbe” for his outreach efforts over Facebook, was killed in a car accident on an icy road in Maryland.Read More


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