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  1. Avrohom Gordimer says:

    I am glad to see Orthodox writers expose The Forward for what it really is. On a constant basis, The Forward’s home page is full of several articles attacking Orthodoxy.

    Not to mention The Forward’s embrace of that which is anathema to Judaism – such as this piece supporting the proposed San Francisco legislation to outlaw bris milah:

    If one seeks articles attacking traditional Jewish values (and the State of Israel), The Forward is the correct address.

  2. Bob Miller says:

    For many of these Jews who reject Orthodoxy, the main values are liberalism and near-total assimilation, but with enough residual personal Jewish associations and Jewish nostalgia to feel special. Some belong to organizations that would vanish if assimilation became total, so they try to somehow stave that off.

  3. Chochom b'mah nishtanah says:

    How can you possibly say anything negative against Ms. Eisner? She is an excellent editor, why the Forward itself just awarded her with an award for excellence.

    I will tell you that I have had more than one opportunity to be involved with issues “reported on” (I use that term loosely with the Forward) and to know the actual details first hand.

    The distance between what was “reported” and actual facts was so remote, that any resemblance to any fact in the story was entirely coincidental.

    Reported research just proved beyond doubt to knowledgeable readers that the writer/researcher knew absolutely nothing about what they purported to be experts on. Stories were so skewed as to turn the actual occurrences totally on their heads.

    I saw one of the writers griping on twitter about “Trolls”. Which was sadly laughable since his “reports” are consistently so badly twisted that there is no question that his own title should not be “reporter” but rather, troll for the Forward.

    I liked to say that he was not a crack reporter, but rather a crack addicted reporter.

    It is truly a worthless rag that begs the question, just why does it earn tax exempt status. What good does it do? How does reporting on Lady Gaga at the Oscars relate to the continuance of Jewish Culture?

  4. Steve Brizel says:

    I have posted here and elsewhere about what is called the “mainstream Jewish media”, and the alternative media that many of us subscribe to both out of a sense of protest that the “mainstream Jewish media” has nothing positive to say or is grossly ignorant about anything in the Torah observant world to the exclusion of Chabad and YCT. The Forward is a prime offender in this regard.

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