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How Will I Teach My Future Son About Race in America? - The Sisterhood - Forward.com

m.forward.com — By Rori Picker Neiss Creative Commons When the ultrasound technician told us that we were expecting a boy, I was in complete shock. After two daughters, it had never occurred to me that I could have a son.
Dec 17, 2014

'Because not talking about race does not make race invisible.' RT @rlippmann: Presented without comment from @roripn bit.ly/1wG9SAn

Alan Gross Freed by Cuba, Report Says

6 Best Hanukkah Tchochkes on Etsy

blogs.forward.com — Everything looks better on Etsy - and Hanukkah is no different. From Dr. DreDels to the Menorahsaurus Rex - and Hanukkah's answer to the traditional ugly Christmas sweater - here's a roundup of some of the best stuff available.

7 Reasons Jews Should See The Latest 'Hobbit' Movie

blogs.forward.com — Bilbo Baggins enters Smaug's lair in 'Desolation of Smaug' // Courtesy: LOTR Wikia I'm a Tolkienite and a lover of everything hobbit. There, I said it. As a child, I read - and reread - all the hobbit-related books, painted the Misty Mountains, set a Tolkien poem to music, and played the "Lord of the Rings" Risk board game whenever I got the chance.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @SigalSamuel: "When I was a child my father read 2 books to me before bedtime: the Book of Joshua & The Hobbit.” A @hodifly gem! http://…

Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink

forward.com — Days after one of the largest Jewish social service not-for-profits in the country announced it had unexpectedly lost $19.4 million, the mystery surrounding the catastrophic shortfall is deepening. FEGS, a New York City-based social service organization, will not say when or how it learned of the $19.4 million loss.
Dec 17, 2014

FEGS still won't say when or how it learned of its $19.4 million shortfall: forward.com/articles/21103…

Dec 17, 2014

Mystery Deepens as FEGS Stonewalls Over $19M Torrent of Red Ink: forward.com/articles/21103…

Jews Protest Racism and Police Brutality on First Night of Hanukkah

forward.com — As the first candle of Hanukkah was lit last night, several hundred Jews blocked traffic in San Francisco traffic. As the swell of protestors occupied the busy intersection of Powell St. and Market St., a four minute and twenty eight second long moment of silence was held, followed by a public recital of the mourner's kaddish.

What We Learn From the Salary Survey

forward.com — So why do we do this, anyhow? Why, for six years in a row now, does the Forward go through the immense trouble of sifting through reams of public documents and then making hundreds of calls to verify basic public information about Jewish charities? And what have we learned?
Dec 17, 2014

What We Learn From the Salary Survey jd.fo/s6boF#.VJF_X2o…. Why it's so hard to diversify leadership, equalize pay and improve the tax code

One More Thing About the Salary Survey

blogs.forward.com — Thinkstock Sagi Balasha wants you to know that he makes more than you may think. In fact, twice as much. The CEO of the Israeli-American Council is listed in the latest Forward salary survey as earning only $93,900 a year, making him the second most underpaid on our annual list of executives of national Jewish charities.

How To Be a 'Friend' and Get a Tax Break in Return

forward.com — Let's say you visit Tel Aviv next month, play paddleball on the beach, and then pop down to Rehovot to ogle the decommissioned Koffler Accelerator at the Weizmann Institute of Science. "Wow," you say. "That's a big decommissioned Koffler Accelerator!"
Dec 17, 2014

RT @PEFIsrael: who knew that 90 year old PEF is the "swinger" of Israel philanthropies? read more in the Forward tinyurl.com/mybkbs9

Dec 17, 2014

RT @PEFIsrael: who knew that 90 year old PEF is the "swinger" of Israel philanthropies? read more in the Forward tinyurl.com/mybkbs9

Dec 16, 2014

“Wow! That’s a big decommissioned Koffler Accelerator!” forward.com/articles/21076…

Dec 16, 2014

RT @jdforward: $1 out of every 20 donated to American Jewish charities goes to 'friends of' groups. @joshnathankazis breaks it down: jd.fo/t6XXW

Dec 16, 2014

How To Be a 'Friend' + Get Tax Break in Return jd.fo/d6Hd4#.VJAo2RA…. @joshnathankazis Where 1 in 20 Jewish charitable dollars go: overseas

8 Nights of Hanukkah for 8 Black Lives Lost

blogs.forward.com — Images courtesy of #Chanukah Action As Jews around the world light the first Hanukkah candle, they will choose to commemorate the Black victims of police violence in America, even as they celebrate the Maccabee victory. At least, that's the hope of an ad-hoc coalition of social justice activists who have launched "#Chanukah Action: A Jewish Day of Action to End Police Violence."

How an Okie Named Woody Guthrie Became Our Best Hanukkah Tunesmith

forward.com — For 20 years, I was a pop music critic. Every year as the calendar wound down, here came one of music journalism's over-roasted chestnuts: the annual roundup of new Christmas albums. I never groaned. I'm one of those Christmas music people. As soon as the Thanksgiving turkey is down my gullet, I'm trotting out the tinseled tunes.

For Hipster Naftali Bennett, 'Sorry' Is the Hardest Word

blogs.forward.com — "I'm sorry." Apparently, those are Naftali Bennett's two least favorite words. In a campaign video posted online today, Israel's far-right Minister of the Economy and leader of the Jewish Home party poses as a hipster equipped with full-on flannel, glasses, beard and a cute little sweater-clad pug.

8 Best Hanukkah Videos of 2014

blogs.forward.com — Rabbi Jason Miller, tech entrepreneur and blogger, has once again come up with a list of the best Hanukkah videos of the year on his blog. Each year I put together a list of the best Hanukkah videos for the year and this year I've really narrowed the list to only the best of the best.

Happy Hanukkah from Mayim Bialik

blogs.forward.com — Mayim Bialik has no Christmas-envy. To show her Hanukkah spirit, the actress posted a picture of her Hanukkah apparel to Facebook. Menorah leggings, anyone?

Why Tunisian Jews Can't Wait To Vote in an Arab Election

blogs.forward.com — Illustration by Lior Zaltzman Jaco Halfon spent the last week of November glued to his computer at home in L.A. Presidential election results were coming in from his homeland of Tunisia. Halfon, a Tunisian citizen, wanted to make sure that he was up-to-date and that readers of his popular Jewish website Harissa got the relevant commentaries.
Dec 16, 2014

RT @lisang: "Why Tunisian Jews can't wait to vote in an Arab election." Such a great story. blogs.forward.com/forward-thinki…

adam lebor - Tags - Forward.com

blogs.forward.com — Courtesy of Szabolcs Dudas Adam LeBor is an author and journalist who, as well as writing for outlets such as The Economist and Newsweek, has written books including "The Believers: How America fell for Bernard Madoff's $65 billion Investment Scam" and about a world bank in "Tower of Basel: The Shadowy History of the Secret Bank that Runs the World."
Dec 16, 2014

RT @adamlebor: Hanukah thanks to @jdforward @danfriedmanme for Q &A on my Yael Azoulay UN conspiracy thrillers @HarperPerennial http://t.co…

Family Is at the Center of Everything

forward.com — T.M. Luhrmann, a Stanford University anthropologist, recently published a fascinating piece in the New York Times positing that over thousands of years, wheat people and rice people have developed distinct cultures. The cultivation of wheat depends on rainfall and individual work, while "a community of rice farmers needs to work together in tightly integrated ways," she wrote.
Dec 16, 2014

My response to @YehudaKurtzer bit.ly/1swBLpf How can we say we value family when we don't have the language to encourage it?

I Spent 18 Hours In Tel Aviv's Bus Station - Forward.com

m.forward.com — By Naomi Zeveloff I arrived at the Tel Aviv Central Bus Station at 5:34 a.m. on the rainiest day of the year. The concrete building was just yawning open; shopkeepers placed bourekas onto particleboard pallets and dressed mannequins in discount winter coats as they prepared for the 60,000-plus passengers who would pass through the station that day.
Dec 16, 2014

An insane 18 hours in Tel Aviv's bus station with @NaomiZeveloff, in which she briefly decides she is a bad person. m.forward.com/articles/21071…

Dec 15, 2014

.@NaomiZeveloff spent 18 hours in #Israel's cavernous architectural disaster #TelAviv Central Bus Station; must read m.forward.com/articles/21071…

How Much Are Our Jewish Non-Profit CEOs Making?

forward.com — The Forward's sixth annual survey of Jewish non-profit leaders is presented here as a public service. The information on salary, revenue and the like is supposed to be available to everyone - that's part of the civic contract charities make in exchange for not paying taxes - but nowhere else will you find this level of detail, analysis and context.
Dec 17, 2014

Is this important or just gossip? No matter. It's quick-interesting read: How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit CEOs Making? forward.com/articles/21059…

Dec 15, 2014

How Much Are Jewish Non-Profit CEOs Making? Pay gap btwn men & women persists. @jdforward Forward.com forward.com/articles/21059…

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