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  • General Conference and The Forward’s top rabbis

    By Mark Paredes

    March 20, 2013 | 11:26 pm

    In just over two weeks, Mormons around the world will gather for the church’s semiannual General Conference, broadcast around the world via satellite from Salt Lake City. During five two-hour sessions over two days, top LDS leaders will teach and inspire members with spiritual...

  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Claire Danes blows off steam in Tel Aviv

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 5, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    “Homeland” actress Claire Danes spent her evenings in Israel bar hopping in Tel Aviv after shooting the pilot to Showtime’s “Homeland” according to the Forward.  Danes told Conan O’Brien what a “party town” Tel Aviv is, remarking:

    “it’s very stressful...

  • The X-rated James Deen

    By Lauren Bottner

    November 23, 2011 | 10:22 am

    James Deen is the next hot thing in the world of porn.  The 25-year-old Jewish porn star was chosen as “What Women Want” in Good magazine as reported by the Forward. 

    “Apparently ‘nerdy Jewish dudes’ are a hot genre in porn” and the 5’8” Deen fits the bill along with “a certain appendage that is, shall we say, bigger than average.”

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  • Mayor Zev Yaroslavsky?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 17, 2011 | 10:41 am

    In an article that hit the Forward website today, Rex Weiner asks Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky the question that’s on many peoples’ minds: Will Yaroslavsky run for mayor of Los Angeles in 2013?

    “I’ve been asked by many people,” Yaroslavsky said, speaking...

  • Don’t underestimate the power of the Jewish newspaper

    By Bill Boyarsky

    July 24, 2008 | 12:36 am

    If I have to blame anyone for my fate, I suppose it would be the late Peter Boyarsky, who put out a Yiddish newspaper in Chicago.

    Peter, my father's uncle, was an influential Chicago journalist in the early part of the last century. "Printers' ink in his blood," they used to say of...

  • Only a few left-coasters make ‘Forward 50’

    By Amy Klein

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Best-of lists are often in the eyes of the beholder. Last year, when Newsweek published America's 50 most influential rabbis, Simon Wiesenthal's Rabbi Marvin Hier was number one, with 10 other local rabbis on the list. Go figure -- since the list was the brainchild of Angelenos Jay...
  • ‘Living Lens’ celebrates 110 years of The Forward in pictures

    By Robert David Jaffee

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The New York Post may be the oldest continuously operating daily publication in the United States, but The Forward, which began publication in 1897 during the waves of Jewish immigration from Eastern Europe, was the first paper in this country to have a national readership. In its...