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In St. Louis, a Torah curtain tells the story of a woman of valor

3 hours 17 min ago
Simhah Viterbo was following “a long tradition of Italian Jewish women who made splendid textiles for their synagogues.”

The most antisemitic thing that ever happened to me (and to you)

Fri, 2021-07-30 17:15
“Why,” I asked, trying to match his sassy tone. “Because I’m from New York?” “No,” he said. “Because you’re Jewish.”

Carl Levin, longtime Jewish senator from Michigan, dies at 87

Fri, 2021-07-30 03:05
Carl Levin, first elected to the Senate in 1978, served 36 years, becoming his state’s longest-serving senator.

Deborah Lipstadt picked as Biden’s antisemitism envoy

Fri, 2021-07-30 00:14
The special envoy’s office was established by the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 and largely focuses on global antisemitism.

Jewish teen groups are rife with toxic sexual culture. It’s on us to fix that.

Thu, 2021-07-29 20:57
Let’s stop worrying about encouraging people to have future Jewish children and instead focus on the Jewish children we have today.

The Olympic cardboard beds were finally defeated — by the Israeli baseball team

Thu, 2021-07-29 19:30
The cardboard beds were rumored to prevent athletes from hooking up — and athletes took breaking them as a personal challenge.

Simone Biles prioritized her health. Kerri Strug never had the chance to.

Thu, 2021-07-29 18:51
In the 1996 Olympics, Kerri Strug landed a vault on an injured ankle and collapsed. She was hailed as a hero. But should she have competed?

Cheering Team Israel’s Olympic baseball debut at an early morning Manhattan watch party

Thu, 2021-07-29 16:15
A heartbreaking ending in extra innings.

I’m a man in my 50s, mourning never having children. Is it too late?

Thu, 2021-07-29 10:00
“A Bintel Brief,” the Forward’s signature advice column, is now a podcast hosted by Ginna Green and Lynn Harris.

Guess which faith group is most likely to be vaccinated?

Wed, 2021-07-28 21:24
“It’s what I hoped,” said one rabbi.

Ben & Jerry speak out: We endorse the Ben & Jerry’s West Bank pullout

Wed, 2021-07-28 21:10
“We fundamentally reject the notion that it is anti-Semitic to question the policies of the State of Israel.”

Jared Kushner to leave politics to set up investment business with Israel focus, report claims

Wed, 2021-07-28 19:55
Jared Kushner will base his business in Miami and will open an office in Israel that will promote business ties between Israel, India, Persian Gulf.

70 years after U.N. convention, a new — and old — way to visualize refugee journeys

Wed, 2021-07-28 19:45
We are a people whose foundational story is about being refugees, and whose modern experience is about many forcible displacements.

Remembering Steven Weinberg, the Nobel-prize winning physicist who argued with God

Wed, 2021-07-28 19:15
Weinberg’s beliefs were eternally complicated, especially when it came to religion.

These 3 hockey-playing Jewish brothers just made NHL history

Wed, 2021-07-28 18:20
Luke Hughes has become the third brother in his hockey-playing Jewish family to be drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft.