By Menachem Genack
Swearing on Lincoln’s Bible
On February 12, less than a month after Barack Obama takes the oath of office, we will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. How fitting that the two events will occur so close in time — the bicentennial of the birth of the man from Illinois who emancipated the slaves and the inauguration…
The Man From Illinois and the Senator From New York
The senator from New York was remarkably talented, a political leader of the first order, a person of great influence at the highest levels of government, and destined for the party’s nomination for president of the United States. Although the senator faced stiff competition, for the four years preceding the election it was widely assumed…
Consumer Demand Drove Adoption of Glatt Standard
In an August 18 opinion article, Marc Shapiro takes the Orthodox Union to task for, over the last 30 years, having “adopted a new standard in kashrut, one that defines only glatt kosher as acceptable” (“glatt Kosher Meat Is Not All It Is Cut Out to Be”). The era that Shapiro laments as having passed,…
A Modern-Day Mordecai
Senator Joe Lieberman would have made a wonderful leader for this country. He is an authentic American statesman, a brilliant craftsman of public policy (witness the primary role he played in drafting the Homeland Security Act) and a serious and loyal Jew. Ruefully, support from the Jewish community, which should have been sustained and generous…
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‘Our Palestine Question’: The first American Jews to fight for Palestinian rights
Wed., Mar. 6, 2024 • 2 P.M. ET
Geoffrey Levin, a professor of Jewish studies at Emory University, joins Forward reporter Arno Rosenfeld in conversation about his new book, "Our Palestine Question: Israel and American Jewish Dissent, 1948-1978."
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