What will be the Top Jewish Headlines of  2022? Here are your predictions by the Forward

What will be the Top Jewish Headlines of 2022? Here are your predictions

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There were some major Jewish headlines in 2021: A Jewish First Gentleman moved into the Vice President’s mansion; Israeli-Palestinian violence claimed hundreds of lives; Benyamin Netanyahu was voted out; the Delta variant kept most synagogue life virtual; Mel Gibson returned — and many more.

So what events will dominate the news cycle in 2022? We asked a handful of Jewish leaders, activists, entertainers and thinkers for their predictions. Here are a few of our favorites:


Messiah doesn’t return, but humanity inches closer to deserving him.

-David Wolpe, Max Webb Senior Rabbi of Sinai Temple, Los Angeles


XYZ group(s) blame(s) Jews for climate change and also everything else.

-Elana Spivack, writer, Inverse


Increasingly, Jewish narratives in the arts will be written and represented by Jewish folks of all colors.

-Becca Nix Tham, Chicago comedian


Uproar about non-Jews playing Jewish on-screen enters mainstream discourse, forcing Jewish actors to self-advocate. Finally, Hollywood becomes Jewish!

-Zach Schiffman, writer and comedian


Lost no more: scientists and rabbis authenticate lost ark woman found in her backyard while gardening.

-Maayan Zik, Director of Communication, Kamochah


Seth Rogen leaves entertainment, becomes coolest rabbi.

-Jon Savitt, comedian and writer


New wave of covid sweeping the globe spurs massive unprecedented aliyah to Israel.

-Nechemia Coopersmith, Chief Editor, Aish.com


Through Jewish-Americans’ continued dedication to anti-racism, synagogues and other Jewish spaces become true homes and places of belonging for Jews and people of color across the nation.

-Qian Julie Wang, author, “Beautiful Country: A Memoir”


Moshiach arrives, needs place for Shabbos.

-Shoshana Gottlieb, creator of @jewishmemesonly

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