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In Los Angeles, a theatre spotlight shines on next-gen Iranian-American voices

Thu, 2021-06-17 16:41
L.A. Jewish theatre the Braid to showcase Iranian-Americans

Lively Jewish festival in New York suburbs signals the comeback of in-person Jewish life

Thu, 2021-06-17 16:35
“We are facing an entirely new situation in this country,” warned one longtime Jewish leader at the event.

Ukraine honors 2 tiny sects with Jewish roots as ‘indigenous peoples,’ and Putin is furious

Thu, 2021-06-17 16:11
The Russian president is stoking nationalist fears among ethnic Russians over who and who isn’t an “indigenous” Ukrainian.

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene celebrates director Zalmen Mlotek

Thu, 2021-06-17 15:48
Mlotek is turning 70, and the Folksbiene – 106!

The secret Jewish history of birdwatching

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:51
Birdwatching can be traced all the way back to Noah’s Ark. It’s a tradition that also includes modern-day birdwatchers like Franz Kafka and Ab Cahan.

Jewish causes, groups get big bumps in California and Florida state budgets

Thu, 2021-06-17 14:50
California and Florida budgets allocate money for Holocaust education and to fight antisemitism

Letter | Focusing on straw-men is disservice to women and distracts us from real concerns about abuse

Thu, 2021-06-17 13:29
Problems with the Conservative Movement’s ethics complaints policy seem real; the misdeeds of the featured rabbi however, do not.

Recipe: Forverts’ “Baba Au Rhum” for Father’s Day

Thu, 2021-06-17 13:00
A throwback recipe for rum cake from a treasured Forverts columnist, originally published in 1979.

Was Ethel Rosenberg really a tragic figure?

Thu, 2021-06-17 12:12
Like the protagonist of the Dreyfus Affair, the Rosenbergs were unsympathetic Jewish victims of malfeasance.

From the time of Torah to TikToks, 10 of Judaism’s best dads

Thu, 2021-06-17 09:00
From Bible times to today, here are some of our favorites.

How are Jews celebrating Juneteenth?

Wed, 2021-06-16 23:24
This year, the holiday falls on Shabbat.

How Naftali Bennett’s kippah stays on his bald head and why it matters

Wed, 2021-06-16 20:37
The new Israeli prime minister is Orthodox, and his adhesive of choice for his kippah is a product invented by a 65-year-old bus driver.

American Airlines to serve kosher wine on flights to Tel Aviv

Wed, 2021-06-16 19:59
The wines will be available on flights to Israel from Miami, New York, and Dallas.

Meet the Orthodox mom competing on ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Wed, 2021-06-16 19:34
The producers provided Liba Yoffe with kosher food and and even seemed to emphasize her faith, getting her full skirt in the shots.

I’m glad Marjorie Taylor Greene apologized for her Holocaust comparisons. What she does next matters more

Wed, 2021-06-16 18:51
For Marjorie Taylor Greene to deserve a future in the GOP, she needs to take concrete actions that show she is working to fight anti-Semitism.

Jared Kushner signs deal to write tell-all book

Wed, 2021-06-16 18:36
His publisher said the book “will be the definitive, thorough recounting of the administration — and the truth about what happened behind shut doors.

Behind a viral slap, a disturbing antisemitic history

Wed, 2021-06-16 17:14
Emmanuel Macron didn’t make much of the slap he endured in France, but history rewquires us to take it more seriously.

The secret Jewish history of Rita Moreno (who just might be a descendant of very secret Jews)

Wed, 2021-06-16 17:00
“When I inherited a family, these dear Jewish people who were so sweet and welcoming, it was marvelous,” Moreno wrote in her memoir.

Stanford therapists allege ‘severe and persistent’ anti-Jewish harassment from co-workers

Wed, 2021-06-16 15:52
Stanford University: an antisemitic workplace? Therapists say yes