Ever since the news broke Thursday night, the Forward’s coverage of Natalie Portman’s decision not to accept the Genesis Prize in Jerusalem didn’t just hit a nerve. It lit up the whole body.
Her criticism of Israel is important. Why couldn’t she say it in front of the people with the power to do something about it?
Instead of trying to build a bridge across many thousands of miles, I suggest that those of us in the Diaspora think of ourselves as being at home.
When the Jewish community bestows honors on these men, they ought to understand that their elevated positions come with additional responsibilities.
We now have in the White House a man with a confounding and often contradictory relationship with Jews.
This is what is at stake in the struggle over whether and how New York State can regulate the education in private Orthodox yeshivas.
Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, discusses a recent push by a New York lawmaker to limit oversight for yeshivas.
What’s at stake in New York State’s debate on regulating yeshiva education? Perhaps the strength of our democracy and the future of engaged citizenry.
Jane Eisner, the Forward’s editor-in-chief, discusses Israel’s about-face on its racist refugee policy.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspended his announcement from earlier today on an agreement to keep African asylum-seekers.