Today we’re kicking off an exciting celebration – and we’re thrilled you’re part of it. The Forward turns 120 this month – it’s a milestone in Jewish years, and a momentous birthday.
Synagogues in rural Iowa are few and far between. But if you happen to stumble upon one, you might be surprised at what you find.
A federal judge reprimanded an attorney working on behalf of jailed former Agriprocessors executive Sholom Rubashkin.
A massive raid on the Agriprocessors plant in Iowa set in motion a scandal that rocked the Jewish world. Five years later, J.J. Goldberg looks at what has — and hasn’t — changed.
This event is dedicated to a woman named Inez,? said Rabbi Ari Hart, one of the co-founders of Uri L?Tzedek, a Modern Orthodox organization that promotes social justice. Their signature program is the Tav HaYosher (Ethical Seal), a certification program for kosher restaurants that meet basic criteria for ethical treatment of their labor. Hart was speaking Sunday night to a packed house in a basement auditorium at the JCC of Manhattan, the setting for ?FesTAVal,? a celebration of the recent addition of the 100th Tav-certified restaurant.
Practices at the glatt kosher Iowa slaughterhouse once home to the scandal-ridden Agriprocessors meatpacking firm are improving, observers and plant operators say. But some techniques employed at the plant continue to draw criticism from activists.
The city of Postville, Iowa, has settled a lawsuit charging it with discrimination against an Orthodox Jewish landlord who housed undocumented workers employed by the huge Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse.