Editor’s note: The author of this essay insisted on anonymity, and that his neighborhood not be specified, because he is violating city and state social-distancing guidelines and risking a hefty fine. We nonetheless felt the piece was important and interesting enough to deepen readers’ understanding.
There is a huge problem with how Zionism is messaged in these schools — as the most essential attribute of our students’ identity.
To many of you, the disturbing viral video of an anti-Semite ranting at a Jewish family on the underground is just that, a video.
A commitment to serving this country, either militarily or socially, is an important part of how we were raised.
I’m asking you to truly consider what I’ve said with as open of a mind as possible.
I write as a proud American Jew who feels strong loyalty to both the U.S.A. and Israel.
Introducing a new Forward Food Diaries column, where readers are invited to anonymously send in their food diaries!
Never did I dare to admit that I enjoyed kissing a boy. That wasn’t acceptable — hooking up was something I was supposed to regret.
My experience with female sexual predators at school seems so rare in the common lexicon, and yet those experiences are the ones that hurt the most.
Falling in love with my non-Jewish fiancé and his wonderful children was effortless; planning our wedding, however, proved to be much more difficult.