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  1. The Boys of BuchenwaldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 19 | Forward

    There's Izio Rosenman, a young boy, held by his mother at a family picnic. Next to this 1937 photo we see Izio in a hammock with his two sisters.


  2. How Iranian-Jewish Women Started a Writers' RevolutionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Forward

    The Jews of Iran: The History, Religion and Culture of a Community in the Islamic World Edited by Houman Sarshar I.B. Tauris, 264 pages, $99 Of the 80,000 or so Jews still living in Iran when the 1979 Islamic revolution occurred, the vast majority have fled, leaving a community of about 20,000 to 25,000, according to a U.S. Department of State estimate in 2009. Despite the propaganda emanating from Iran, it is undeniable that at least 13 Jews have been executed there since the Islamic revolution, supposedly for being connected to Israel or for helping fellow Jews emigrate.


  3. Jo Milgrom's Torah Mantles Are Definitely Art. But Are They Kosher?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2015 | Forward

    Among some of her fans, Jo Milgrom is known as "the archeologist." She rescues precious artifacts from the obscurity of Jerusalem's dumpsters and secondhand shops, while also providing them a home and new levels of meaning, they say.


  4. Hanukkah Gelt's Dark (Chocolate) BackstoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 13, 2014 | Forward

    Buying fair trade chocolate - in the form of gelt, or even sufganiyot - makes particular sense on Hanukkah, when we celebrate freedom from tyranny. Photo courtesy of Ilana Schatz.


  5. Food, Sex and Giving to CharityRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2014 | Forward

    You'd think that despair and anger about social injustice, deadly diseases and natural calamities would be the primary drivers for donations to charity. But these feelings only represent half of the story.


  6. VIDEO: What's More Offensive - ISIS Or Israel?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2014 | Forward

    Satirist and filmmaker Ami Horowitz took to the University of California, Berkeley campus to find out - by way of a strange experiment. The students' vitriolic reaction to the Israeli flag, as compared to the ISIS flag, is striking.


  7. Who Needs Halloween When We've Got Shabbat?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Forward

    Halloween this year falls on Shabbat. On a Friday night, trick-or-treaters, even Jewish ones, will be knocking.


  8. Open Hillel Meets With Exuberance and DefianceRead the original story

    Oct 15, 2014 | Forward

    "Wow," she said, speaking to an audience of some 350 composed primarily of American college students. "This is amazing.


  9. Why Rabbi Gil Steinlauf's Coming Out Is Watershed Moment for JewsRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Forward

    In 1977, Gerson D. Cohen, chancellor of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, approved a petition by the Rabbinical Assembly to create a committee to study the role of women as spiritual leaders in the Conservative Movement. The voices included were varied, some in favor of the ordination of women as rabbis, some opposed.


  10. Jewish Professors Hit Back Against Pro-Israel Campus 'Blacklist'Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2014 | Forward

    A Jewish advocacy group is warning students about 218 Middle East studies professors in colleges and universities across the country whose classes might contain "anti-Israel bias, or possibly even antisemitic rhetoric." The AMCHA Initiative singled out the professors because, during the conflict between Israel and Hamas this past summer, they signed a petition calling for an academic boycott of Israel.


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