Jane Eisner, The Jewish Daily Forward

Jane Eisner

The Jewish Daily Forward

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Past articles by Jane:

Lin-Manuel Miranda Almost Did ‘My Name Is Asher Lev’ Instead Of ‘Hamilton’

'Hamilton' creator Lin-Manuel Miranda almost adapted Chaim Potok's "My Name is Asher Lev" for the stage. → Read More

This Is The Least Important Israeli Election Ever

Israel's upcoming election is not as important as everyone is saying. → Read More

Between East And West Jerusalem, ‘Our Boys’ Shows Two Sides Of A Tragedy

“Our Boys” tells the story of the 2014 murder of the Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir. Don’t expect a one-size-fits-all narrative. → Read More

RBG: The Senator Who Predicted My Death Died And I Don’t Even Remember His Name

In an NPR interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg noted that many of her detractors are now dead, while she is alive. → Read More

Americans Love Jews But Are Clueless About Judaism, Survey Finds

Jews knew the most about other religions out of any surveyed group, whereas the majority of non-Jews knew little about Judaism → Read More

The Middle Class Is Being Priced Out Of Judaism

"Religion shouldn’t be expensive. Practicing your religion shouldn’t break the bank or eat up half your net income." → Read More

We Failed To Save Refugees From the Holocaust. We’re Failing Again Today.

In “Americans and the Holocaust,” a special exhibition now on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, there is a memorable depiction of the obstacles that confronted Jews desperate to flee Europe as the Nazis marched across the Continent. The waiting list for a life-saving visa to the United States is illustrated by a huge graphic, with suitcases drawn on the museum walls… → Read More

This Food Pantry Uses Technology And Kindness To Help Feed Hungry Jews (And Others)

At the Jewish Y in Queens, a digital food pantry has cropped up to assist in combating the epidemic of Jewish poverty. → Read More

I’m A Convert. Do I Deserve To Be Afraid Of Anti-Semitism?

Basya Luchins converted to Judaism 18 years ago. With the rise of anti-Semitism in the US, she debates whether she has the right to be afraid. → Read More

Jews Are Speaking Out Against China’s Ethnic Cleansing Of Muslims. Will It Help?

Writer-at-Large Jane Eisner argues that when large, powerful countries intern minority groups, its our responsibility as Jews to do something. → Read More

Israel Is Trying To Deport Me For Human Rights Work. Here’s Why You Should Care.

If you care about Israel’s commitment to transparency and human rights, the time to speak out is now. → Read More

The Poway Shooting Didn’t Just Target Jews

Despite the fact that the shooting was a horrific act of anti-Semitism, it was not just the Jews who were attacked yesterday. → Read More

Why Do Jews Have To Be Murdered For You To Admit Anti-Semitism Is Real?

Hearing that anti-Semitism is real didn’t make me feel better. It made me feel worse. → Read More

Spare Me Your Thoughts And Prayers. The U.S. Has Betrayed Its Jews.

The United States Constitution, and the government sworn to uphold it, is not protecting its citizens. → Read More

The True Cost Of The Trump-Netanyahu Alliance

I predict this is a short-term phenomenon, a sugar high before a sharp decline. → Read More

Netanyahu Is King Of Israel Now — But Not King Of The Jews

Benjamin Netanyahu, upon winning a narrow election for prime minister, is king of Israel now. But what does that mean for American Jews? → Read More

Israeli Elections May Show How Right Wing Young Israelis Are

Just as young voters in America don't know a US without Obama, many Israeli young people don't know an Israel without Netanyahu. → Read More

If We Are Really Going To Tackle Jewish Poverty, Here Are The Questions We Need To Ask

Do we ignore Jewish poverty because it challenges our image as a ‘model minority’? → Read More

Why We Don’t Talk About Jewish Poverty — And Why We Should

There is a perception that Jewish poverty is an oxymoron. There is a tremendous sense of denial about how many Jews truly need help → Read More

Our Obsession With The Holocaust Made Us Blind To American Anti-Semitism

The Nazis used the tools of the modern state and the latest technology not only to slaughter, but to eradicate an entire people → Read More