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Masks are the new kippahs: Customized face-coverings sweep bar and bat mitzvahs

Sun, 2020-08-09 20:00
“The masks make us feel like we’re doing our diligence, of making sure that everybody has one, whether or not they came prepared,” said Knapp.

For National Book Lovers Day, join our next book club

Sun, 2020-08-09 09:00
For National Book Lovers Day, join the Forward’s next book club; we’ll be discussing “Oreo” by Fran Ross.

Following my mother’s footsteps through Romania

Sat, 2020-08-08 13:00
The signs of my family’s Jewish community are almost completely erased from their village in Romania, but I could still hear the echoes.

On her 90th birthday, the Jewish origin story of Betty Boop

Sat, 2020-08-08 09:00
Boop, created by Max Fleischer, once made a cameo appearance in an Allen Ginsberg poem.

Pete Hamill was New York’s last great storyteller

Fri, 2020-08-07 17:40
For Hamill, there were never enough stories, never enough ways to speak truth to power and never enough ways to make a tale just a little more grand.

As the corona crisis continues, our kids could use some Tchaikovsky

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:43
Despite the anti-Semitism of certain composers, we do our children a disservice by deleting these masterpieces out of our cultural memory.

Tiffany Haddish found love with Common during quarantine

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:30
They almost convinced us that virtual dating is a good idea.

What Seth Rogen’s new movie gets right and wrong about the history of pickling

Fri, 2020-08-07 15:00
The true history of American pickles is one of murder, moral outrage and scandal.

Adin Steinsaltz, acclaimed scholar who made the Talmud more accessible, dies at 83

Fri, 2020-08-07 11:45
Steinsaltz died Friday at 83, after years of declining health.

On the internet, no one knows if you’re atoning

Fri, 2020-08-07 11:00
As high holidays move to Zoom, one woman reflects on her prescient choice to pray online last year.

No streaming, no singing: here’s how High Holidays will work in Modern Orthodox synagogues

Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
“Our goal is for everyone to have a High Holiday experience: in the building, in the parking lot, or at home.”

No camp this year? The Shalom Hartman Institute steps up to the plate

Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
Summer was still rewarding for the teens studying with top Hartman scholars in a pilot program for emerging Jewish leaders.

Why isn’t climate change a bigger issue for the Orthodox?

Fri, 2020-08-07 09:00
The Torah tells us to protect the earth, and yet Orthodox Jewish voices are absent from the conversation on climate change.

Toronto Polish-language newspaper blames Jews for pandemic

Fri, 2020-08-07 08:39
The article also claimed that Jews were responsible for the creation of ISIS and called Israel “an emanation of the Devil himself.”

Trump’s pick for German ambassador called Muslim refugees ‘invaders’

Thu, 2020-08-06 20:54
“They’re coming to benefit, to consume, to establish themselves, inside other people’s countries with the goal of turning Europe to an Islamic state.”

‘Yo-Semite’ T-shirt breaks sales records after Trump gaffe

Thu, 2020-08-06 20:00
“It took me just a couple of minutes to find the Trump clip,” said Lefton, “and I immediately knew that I was going to sell thousands of t-shirts.”

Was Rabbi Daniel Lehmann too pro-Israel to head a Berkeley seminary?

Thu, 2020-08-06 19:59
Was Rabbi Daniel Lehmann too pro-Israel to head a Berkeley seminary?

My Orthodox friend hasn’t kissed his fiancee. But I have.

Thu, 2020-08-06 19:45
Should I tell him that she was bad in bed?

Delaware to require teaching of the Holocaust, genocide

Thu, 2020-08-06 18:29
The bill was signed into law last month and must be implemented for the 2021-22 school year.