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Virtues of the Marathon Rabbi

We treasure the young, fresh rabbi. But Gerald Zelizer, who has been with his congregation for 44 years, thinks it’s more valuable to have a rabbi who stays for a long time.…

Did Israel Block U.N. Envoy From Easter Event?

A United Nations envoy accused Israel on Saturday of trying to block him and other diplomats from a pre-Easter “Holy Fire” ritual in the packed Jerusalem church Christians revere as the burial…

Rampage Killer Ranted to Rabbi About 'You Jews'

The notorious white supremacist anti-Semite charged with fatally shooting three people outside of Jewish community centers near Kansas reportedly called a Jewish hotline weeks earlier to rant to a rabbi about “getting…

What Gabriel Garcia Marquez Taught Me

You wouldn’t think that a Soviet-Jewish immigrant would find much in common with Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But the famed novelist once helped Boris Fishman find his first love. Click here for the…

Forward Scoops 6 Deadline Club Nominations

The Jewish Daily Forward has been selected among the finalists in the Deadline Club’s 2014 Annual Awards Contest, representing excellence in journalism from print newspapers, magazines, television, radio and the Internet. Click…

Extremist Jews Try To Torch Israel Mosque

Israeli police are investigating the torching of the entrance to a mosque in northern Israel and the spraying of anti-Arab slogans on its walls. Click here for the rest of the article…

Hardline Rabbi Named Head of Israel's Shas Party

xShalom Cohen, a hardline rabbi known for his overt hostility toward modern-Orthodox and secular Israeli Jews, was appointed spiritual leader of the Orthodox, Sephardi Shas Party. Click here for the rest of…