By Todd Gitlin
I fought South African Apartheid and the Israeli occupation. Sally Rooney’s decision is wrong
Dear Ms. Rooney, No contemporary writer has gotten under my skin as you have. I have devoured your three novels and several of your stories, moved and astonished by the desires, anxieties and ambivalences of your characters and by the interplay among them; and not only moved and astonished but delighted by the quicksilver movements…
Trump’s AIPAC Speech Is Totally Predictable. What About Our Response?
While Jews ardently dispute whether AIPAC should have invited Donald Trump to speak to their Washington conference, that particular die has been cast. The invitation went out. So Trump — the loudest, most poisonous, nativist, mob-arousing, bigoted public person that America has yet produced in this century — is going to stand at the rostrum of a…
Fiction Meets Reality in Croatian Novel About Nazi’s Son
● Trieste By Daša Drndić, Translated from the Croatian by Ellen Elias-Bursac Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 368 pages. $27 In Gorizia, near Trieste, near Italy’s border with Slovenia, an 83-year-old woman named Haya Tedeschi has been waiting 62 years — since 1944 — for the return of her abducted little boy, Antonio. For years she has…
College Campuses Will Become Climate Change Battleground in 2014
The Forward asked a number of writers to offer their hopes and predictions for the new year. What ideas and trends will shape our world in 2014? Human sources will spew billions more tons of carbon dioxide and other heat-retaining gases into the atmosphere. The industrial fervor that raised standards of living in many parts…
Fifty Years Since the ’60s
In 1960, Jews numbered roughly 3% of Americans. Of the six presidents that Students for a Democratic Society elected in its brief life of electing personages so designated, only two were Jewish. No precise figures exist for the whole membership, or, for that matter, other radical groups of the ensuing years, or, more particularly, the…
The college is Christian. Its point guard wears a yarmulke.
Conservative synagogue makes history with hiring of Hebrew Israelite clergy
George Santos covered ‘Hallelujah’ — it’s been through worse
News Quiz: Test your knowledge of Ilhan Omar and anti-antisemitism billboards
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Soviet Jewry protest leaders in San Francisco secretly recruited help from Jews for Jesus, FBI file says
קאַרטון: שווער צו זײַן אַ ייִדCARTOON: Who said life was a bowl of cherries?
לעסלי טערנערס קאַרטון דערמאָנט אונדז אַז נישט אַלץ אין לעבן איז יושרדיק.