Nearly 100 years after he served his country in World War I, Sergeant William Shemin has finally received his Medal of Honor. But why did this Jewish hero’s family have to battle so hard for the honor?
When Madeleine Kunin was elected the first female governor of Vermont, few cared she was Jewish. It wasn’t so simple when she became ambassador to Switzerland.
From one of America’s most beloved ice cream brands to a ‘lost shul,’ the Green Mountain State has more Jewish influences that one might think — including maple syrup.
No one knows exactly how many Jews live in Hawaii. But those who do live there have worked hard to create their own version of paradise on earth.
Mission Hills is a privileged Kansas community complete with choice of country clubs. Sophie Unterman writes about growing up a misfit there in the latest of Our Promised Lands series.
Jewish charities try to raise money by gambling on bingo, but instead lose tens of thousands of donor dollars at the tables. Josh Nathan-Kazis identifies the biggest losers.
EDITORIAL: Do the spending priorities of American Jewish charities match those of the community? Judging by an informal poll of Forward readers, the answer is no.
Jewish charities spend almost $100 million a year on parties. Those lavish sushi spreads, open bars and celebrity guests all add up — but are they worth it?
American Jewish donors spend much of their cash on Israel. Does this reflect your priorities? Show us how you think the Jewish billions should be spent.