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October 12, 2012
The Forward Today
By Ksenia Svetlova
Aramaic Christians are a tiny minority among Israel’s Arabs. They are trying to revive their ancient language, which Jesus spoke, and win recognition as a distinct community.
More than Mitt
By J.J. Goldberg
You’re not just electing a president in November, you’re electing a party. That’s a dangerous thought if it’s Mitt Romney and the GOP, writes J.J. Goldberg.
Mourners of Yesteryear
By Jenna Weisman Joselit
Jenna Weisman Joselit ponders the disappearance of so-called yizkor ladies, non-regular worshippers who show up to recite memorial prayers at Yom Kippur and then vanish.
Featured Blog Post
Hail to the Veep
By Gal Beckerman
The vice presidential debate was like night and day compared to last week’s snoozefest. Joe Biden was aggressive, Paul Ryan fought back, and Martha Raddatz did her job.
Joe Biden and Paul Ryan Spar on Iran and Israel
Pinto Under House Arrest in Israel
'Jewish Indiana Jones' Gets 4 Years for Fraud
Paris Kosher Bombing Suspects Linked to Syria
This Week's Highlights
Losing Its Swing
By Lisa Hostein
SWING STATE JEWS
: The Keystone State once commanded national attention as an electoral battleground. Now neither party’s showing it much love.
McMansion Guy Goes GOP
By Curt Schleier
The builder of the biggest McMansion in the land is threatening to fire workers if they vote for President Obama. That doesn’t sound kosher.
People in Glass Buildings
By Steven G. Kellman
Marco Roth’s new memoir charts the his struggle to understand his elusive and beloved father, who died of AIDS. The lucid and self-lacerating prose is a literary triumph.
No Cruise Control
By Nathan Guttman
Eric Cantor, the only Republican Jewish congressman, represents a safe GOP district in Virginia. In an unpredictable campaign season, he’s still running hard to secure reelection.
Born on the Lower East Side
By Lenore Skenazy
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to create dense apartment complexes filled with micro-units. Is it the tenement lifestyle, redux?
The Jews of Hollywood
By Jonathan Rosenbaum
A new, lively book takes a broad view of the history of Jews in Hollywood and offers surprising insights into the Jewish experience in American cinema.