A Jewish developer is suing the village planning board of a small upstate New York town, arguing that their decision to vote down a proposed all-girls Hasidic private school was motivated by anti-Semitic bigotry.Read More
Jewish teenager Caleb Jacoby, whose disappearance last week launched a massive search effort and went viral on social media, ran away from home on his own, the Brookline Police Department confirmed.Read More
New York City’s new mayor, Bill de Blasio, said finding the killer of haredi Orthodox Brooklyn landlord Menachem Stark is a priority and condemned the New York Post’s coverage of the incident.Read More
Police investigators working on the Menachem Stark case announced this weekend that they discovered a cell phone strapped to the bottom of Stark’s car, which they believe was used as a tracking device by Stark’s abductors. The police are currently searching for the owner of the phone.Read More
When Stosh Cotler takes over as CEO of Bend the Arc, a Jewish group that fights for immigration reform, workers’ rights and other domestic liberal causes, she will be one of the few women leading a national Jewish group of its size.Read More
A show that satirizes Jewish history from the Ten Commandments to Adolf Eichmann (not to mention the raid on Entebbe)?
"The Jews Are Coming" does that, and more.
Six hours of video footage showing Jewish life in Poland before the war is on display at the Museum of the City of New York — a beautiful and heartbreaking experience.
Reuven Rivlin just did the one thing Israel’s president doesn’t usually do: He publicly, and vehemently, opposed a bill endorsed by Benjamin Netanyahu. Why?
What's the only thing better than #Thanksgiving stuffing? Bagel #Thanksgiving stuffing.
"If as Jews we really believe that all lives matter, we are obligated to speak out against a system of violence in which someone’s child is shot by a police officer every 28 hours. And the second was that as a white parent, the reality was it would be someone else’s child. And that is a horrible truth in America today."
Claire Barry, who crossed over from the world of Yiddish entertainment to global pop stardom as half of The Barry Sisters, recorded with artists like Barbra Streisand and appeared regularly on the The Ed Sullivan Show.
The Lone Soldier Center, which helps young people serving in the IDF, has ended its relationship with George Finkelstein, the rabbi accused of inappropriate contact with Y.U. students.
From the twisted minds at Elite Daily: “Schlep,” the Uber alternative run entirely by Long Island Jewish mothers. Hope you’re not in a hurry — drivers tend to be 15 minutes late.
The Tree of Life, the lost books of Moses and a healthy dose of neurosis — mystical Judaism or Louisiana voodoo?
Sigal Samuel and Anne Cohen traveled to New Orleans to find the secret connections between the faiths: http://jd.fo/r6Eal
A new proposed bill, supported by senators on both sides of the aisle, will finally define and determine the United States of America as the land of the Protestant People. Sound familiar?
"Admitting this in the days leading up to Thanksgiving might put me squarely in the crosshairs of the long-defunct House Committee on Un-American Activities, but I’m a risk-taker, so here goes: I don’t like pie. I particularly don’t like pumpkin pie."
If you're one of the haters, Gail Collins has a yummy alternative:
“I was always pro-choice— but now I am even so much more pro-choice. Just because in addition to the fact that there are all these things happening to my body—they are welcome to me— but I cannot imagine them being foisted on someone else.”
WATCH Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner and TheLi.st founder Rachel Sklar discuss Sklar's recently announced pregnancy:
Should art be vetted to exclude Israel criticism? The Theater J debate:
"When agents of justice come almost entirely from the dominant segment of society, there can be no justice for all. Even if Darren Wilson is innocent, which he may well be, this system is guilty."
Jay Michaelson's take on the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson: