By Forward Editors
Sountrack of Our Spirit
Music coordinator Congregation Havurah Shalom Portland, Oregon Age: 62 Nominated by: Herself Song: “P’tach Lanu Sha’ar,” from Yom Kippur Liturgy, music by Ilene Safyan Jewish music — whether the origins are Eastern European, Israeli, Sephardic or American — has always resonated deeply within me. These melodies express yearning, hope, laugher and life. When I moved…
What Should Be on the 2014 Jewish Agenda?
The Thanksgiving leftovers are gone by now. The countdown of Hanukkah candles is nearing its triumphant finish. It’s time to start thinking about the new year. For our first issue of 2014, the Forward will be looking forward, to the people, stories, issues and debates that will and ought to frame the Jewish experience in…
Is Elon Musk Jewish?
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This punk rock legend survived the Holocaust — and she’s still singing and fighting
Cleveland rabbi arrested for soliciting an investigator who posed as an underage boy online
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