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October 05, 2012
The Forward Today
Not Changing Their Vote
By Nathan Guttman
For all the focus on the economy during this close presidential race, there’s little evidence that Philadelphia Jews who are struggling economically are changing their vote.
Muslims' New Cause
By J.J. Goldberg
Something serious happened at the United Nations this September, and it should be getting a lot more attention than it’s gotten.
Sexuality on Sesame Street
By Judy Brown (Eishes Chayil)
When Judy Brown first watched “Sesame Street,” she was appalled to see tush-shaking on the show. But it made her realize she wanted to raise her daughter to be proud of her body.
Featured Blog Post
Chabad Gets Students Tipsy
By David A. M. Wilensky
Banned from Northwestern University for supplying alcohol to underage students, a Chabad rabbi is now suing the school.
Israeli Forces Kill US Gunman in Hotel Shooting
Knesset Speaker Calls for Early Elections
Allen Iverson Signs with Israeli Squad for US Games
German Gov. Schedules Circumcision Debate
This Week's Highlights
Judging Album by Its Cover
By Jay Michaelson
Jay Michaelson admits getting psyched for every new Bob Dylan release — and its album cover. He rates the Bard’s best and worst album art.
Prophets or Partisans?
: Hundreds of pastors are expected to openly violate the law this Sunday and preach politics from the pulpit. Faith should be more prophetic than partisan.
Barbra's Back in Town!
By Eileen Reynolds
With Barbra Streisand making a homecoming to Brooklyn, we take a tour of her old haunts: from Choy’s Chinese Restaurant to the Yeshiva of Brooklyn.
By Seth Berkman
Magen Tzedek was set up four years ago in the wake of the Agriprocessors scandal, but it has yet to certify a single company as meeting its high ethical standards for producing kosher food.
By Paul Berger
Michigan Jewish Institute received $25 million in federal aid during the past five years. Is the U.S. taxpayer getting value for money?
Painting as Prayer
By Evelyn Tauben
Evelyn Tauben traveled to Poland to create a replica of a synagogue destroyed by the Nazis. But she found it wasn’t easy to paint with ghosts at her back.