Award-winning journalist and former Forward staffer, Allison Yarrow discusses her new book “90s Bitch” about media treatment of women in the 90s.
THIS WEEK: Staffers discuss the ongoing Israel-Palestine peace negotiations, a sex abuse case in Satmar Williamsburg, and looking back on the Forward podcast.
The Sonya Sotomayor bashing has reached a despicable low.
In its second feature about Jews in the Arab-Muslim world as many days, the New York Times has a video about the “Last Jew in Afghanistan,” Zablon Simantov. Jews have a long history in the country — dating back at least to the 7th century Common Era — but today, the vast majority live elsewhere. In the five-minute documentary by Oliver Englehart, Simantov predicts that Jews won’t return to the country until Jihadist groups disperse, and until the nation has a stable government. He says that even though he cannot safely wear a kippah outside of his home, he has no plans to leave Afghanistan.
Two Orthodox newspapers ran doctored photos of Israel’s new cabinet. Missing in the altered photos are the cabinet’s female members.
Caryl Churchill’s “Seven Jewish Children: A Play for Gaza” is inciting more controversy stateside since it jumped the pond.