Some question the importance of Jewish education. But nothing less than the future of our people rests on the existence of vibrant Jewish day schools.
With a new year come new names and fresh ideas to the pages of the Forward. I am pleased to announce the addition of two columnists who join the estimable list of writers contributing monthly to our opinion section.
My Facebook feed blew up last night with appreciative status updates in tribute to Nora Ephron. The burst of activity made me wonder whether everyone’s Facebook feed was full of Ephron’s urbane wit, or if things were quieter in places where people prefer NASCAR to Zabar’s.
Jordana Horn does not believe anyone should celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. This strikes some interfaith families as unduly strident, but she isn’t backing down.