After 65 years in business an old-school Williamsburg hat store keeps Hasids and hipsters looking dapper with the help of a dedicated clientele and 100-year old hat-mending machines.
American Jews are speaking out about one of the issues that is closest to their hearts: the right of women to pray as they please at the Western Wall in Jerusalem
People in Boro Park tend to stick with traditional Hasidic clothing like headscarves, shtreimels, and rekels. But on Purim you’re bound to see people dressed as clowns, princesses and even SpongeBob SquarePants. Here are a few Instagram photos from around the neighborhood that give a sense of what it’s like on Purim in Boro Park.
From the world’s strongest girl, to a political diva dressed in pink and a Jew moonlighting as Santa — it’s time for our top 10 videos from 2012.
FORWARD VIDEO: Tunisia’s main Jewish cemetery is in disrepair. The Forward’s Nate Lavey tells of one man’s struggle to keep alive the memory of those buried there.
A year and a half after the ouster of Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the president of the Tunisian Jewish community is wistful for the one-party government that ruled the country for decades.
Walking with Etgar Keret
Women’s comics pioneer Diane Noomin talks about Wimmen’s Comix, Twisted Sister and her comic alter ego of several decades — Didi Glitz.
In an annual ranking of press freedom, the advocacy group Reporters Without Borders has dropped Israel from 86th to 92nd place.