By Abraham Wyner
I’m a statistician. Closing camp because of corona is a huge mistake
When the Reform movement announced that it would be shutting its camps for the summer, a rabbi friend broadcast on Facebook that he thought the decision, while regrettable, was nevertheless “prudent.” I disagree. A considered, well thought out decision has to think through both risks and rewards. It must grapple not just with possibilities but…
Israel’s Arms Support Of Myanmar Is Greatly Exaggerated
Dear Editor, Peter Beinart claims that Israel, as a Jewish state, has a special obligation to abstain from selling arms to Myanmar. However, his article fails to provide critical background information on which countries actually sell arms to Myanmar and how Israel’s sales compare to the total. The result was surprising. According to public data…
Why Do Women’s Salaries Still Lag Behind?
I was reading the Forward last year when a headline caught my attention: “Women Still Lag Behind.” The story compared the salaries of female and male CEOs of Jewish not-for-profit organizations, finding that the women’s median salary was only 66% that of men’s. The obvious conclusion is that women are underpaid. As a statistician, I…
‘Whose religious freedom?’: Scenes from a Jewish rally for abortion rights
New York Voices
99 years ago, she was born on the Lower East Side (and she still remembers everything)
Is Elon Musk Jewish?
The Buffalo shooter blamed his problems on the Jews. Tucker Carlson’s response will only make things worse
In Case You Missed It
America’s silent epidemic
אַ נײַע וועבזײַט פֿאַרן פֿאָרווערטס — מיט עטלעכע שיינע סורפּריזןA new website for the Forverts – and some pleasant surprisesדי שריפֿט איז אַ סך קלאָרער ווי פֿריִער און די ייִדיש־שפּראַכיקע אַרטיקלען געפֿינען זיך באַזונדער פֿון די ענגלישע.
A Palestinian was shot and paralyzed over a generator. Now Israel threatens to take his home
Russia bans entry to numerous U.S. Jews, including Chabad rabbis seeking return of Schneerson library