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I first met Leonard Nimoy — a.k.a. Spock from the hit TV series “Star Trek,” who died today at 83 on February 27, 2015 — when as a celebrity at the 1973 American Booksellers Convention in Anaheim, California. He stopped by my publishing company’s exhibit booth.
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dallas. Here’s how the Forward mourned:
The Boss, aka Bruce Springsteen, performed a song last night that we just can’t get out of our heads. It’s called “Forward, And Away We Go.” According to USA Today, “Springsteen said Obama called him up — we’re not sure whether he was joking — and said he wanted to close the ‘campaign song gap’ with Republican rival Mitt Romney.” So the boss wrote this short ditty. Have a listen and make sure to shout the name of your favorite Jewish newspaper after each stanza — “Forward!”
We wouldn’t normally toot our own horn, but this is just too good to pass up. Last night, the Forward held a party at the Rubin Museum of Art both as a kick-off to a fundraising campaign and a lead-up to a March 8 gala at the Mandarin Oriental. Guests included John Ruskay, CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York; activist and writer Letty Cottin Pogrebin, who recently served as a guest editor of the Forward’s Op-Ed page; and poet Alicia Ostriker, who concluded the night reading several poems, including “Becky and Bernie in Far Rockaway.” Not long after, our friends over at the website New York Social Diary published this glowing review of the events (scroll down to the bottom to see). What can we say, we’re flattered!
You may not be smarter than a fifth grader, but do you know more about religion than the average American? The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life recently published results from a survey on Americans’ religious knowledge, which found that Jews are among the smartest religious group. (We knew we were smart, but reading about it never gets old.)
The “U.S. Religious Study Survey” found that atheists and agnostics, Jews and Mormons were among the highest scoring groups in the country, beating out evangelical Protestants, mainline Protestants and Catholics. The findings were based on 32 questions that Pew asked of 3,412 Americans age 18 and older, covering everything from history and world religion to core teachings to religious leaders. (Basically, the kind of questions you might find on “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?”)