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The California Jewish Caucus announces an ambitious 2021 legislative agenda

Thu, 2021-05-06 22:30
The bills aim to emphasize the Jewish community’s commitment to the safety, equality, and inclusion of allies and vulnerable groups.

Marine chaplain’s website post blamed ‘Men of Israel’ for killing Christ

Thu, 2021-05-06 21:26
Later in the post, the chaplain summarizes Peter’s message: “Jesus lived. You killed him. God raised him. We saw him. Say Sorry.”

Amid pandemic misery, India’s Jews try to stay safe while offering relief to the hardest hit

Thu, 2021-05-06 21:22
India’s Jewish community is turning their JCC into the base of operations for aid to help with the COVID-19 outbreak spreading through the country.

Two disasters later, a Tokyo synagogue gets a new rabbi

Thu, 2021-05-06 21:10
Andrew Scheer is the Tokyo Jewish community’s new rabbi

LISTEN: 2NJB Podcast — Highs and Lows of a Startup King

Thu, 2021-05-06 18:05
LISTEN: 2NJB Podcast — Highs and Lows of a Startup King

The Jewish case for Mother’s Day

Thu, 2021-05-06 16:54
When we were rebellious teens, my brother and I decided to cancel Mother’s Day.

‘Jesus,’ ‘Jeffrey Epstein’ and more sign on to Jewish Harper’s Letter

Thu, 2021-05-06 16:38
Anyone who’s anyone, living or dead, vile criminal or beloved sage, can add their name to the “Jewish Harper’s Letter” — and they are.

In first of its kind, archeologists find an ancient ‘lucky’ oil lamp in Jerusalem

Thu, 2021-05-06 16:25
The lamp dates back to the Roman Period, after the sacking of Jerusalem and the destruction of the Second Temple.

In Seattle, a Jewish school turned mosque is bringing Jews and Muslims together

Thu, 2021-05-06 15:38
Community figures want to restore and rejuvenate a building that spent its first decades as a Jewish school, then became a pioneering mosque.

In San Francisco, a kosher baker offers convicts a second chance

Thu, 2021-05-06 14:38
Issac Yosef has hired more than two dozen ex-convicts at Bay-area Frena Bakery.

Schumer affirms his faith in God during visit to family of Meron victim

Thu, 2021-05-06 14:23
‘I have a deep faith in God. If I didn’t I wouldn’t be in this job,’ the Senate leader said.

Germany sees 15% rise in politically motivated antisemitic crimes to record high

Thu, 2021-05-06 10:39
The number of antisemitic crimes reported to police across the country rose to 2,351 from 2,032.

I was an Army rabbi. The chaplaincy’s white, Christian leadership must diversify.

Thu, 2021-05-06 09:00
Can it be that no rabbi, imam or non-Christian spiritual leader in the history of the Army Chaplain Corps has been good enough to lead it?

Jamaal Bowman defends support of bill to regulate aid to Israel

Wed, 2021-05-05 22:33
The progressive congressman from New York suggested the legislation seeks to advance a two-state solution.

For Jewish Heritage Month, TikTok has put Jewish creators in the line of fire

Wed, 2021-05-05 21:42
After TikTok featured them with no warning, Jewish creators were flooded with antisemitism, with little support from the app.

The end of the Netanyahu era? Not quite yet

Wed, 2021-05-05 20:02
Analysis: The glue that holds the anti-Netanyahu bloc together is a fundamental rejection of the prime minister. Soon, we’ll see if that’s enough.

Andrew Yang shores up support in NYC’s Orthodox community

Wed, 2021-05-05 19:11
Yang told the Forward that he’s eager to make good on the promises he’s made to the Orthodox community when courting their vote.

Her name is Ozick, look on her works, ye mighty, and despair

Wed, 2021-05-05 18:21
The life that emerges from the novel’s pages is a reflection of the concerns that shaped Ozick.