Rabbi Avrohom Cohn rinses with mouthwash before performing metzitzah b'peh.

Could Something Other Than Mohels Be Giving Herpes in Circumcisions?

A new study claims that rabbis performing a controversial circumcision rite are not solely to blame for herpes infections in infants. But if mohels are not the source, then what is?


When Leo Frank Was Lynched a Century Ago

Leo Frank was lynched 100 years ago today. All week long, we will publish translations of original Yiddish Forward stories about the killing that gripped the Jewish world — from his murder in Georgia to burial in a New York cemetery.

Rallying for Safety: Councilman David Greenfield joined students, public advocates, and city council members at a rally for school safety in May.

Meet The Jewish Politician Calling For Private School Security Legislation

If City Councilman David Greenfield has his way, New York City’s religious and nonreligious private schools may have armed guards out front come the fall, funded by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Fresh Faces: Students at the young Lashon Academy, which is entering its third year as a dual-language Hebrew charter school in Los Angeles, California.

In an Education Reform Battlefield, Hebrew Charters Are at the Forefront

As charter schools expand across the country, a handful of Hebrew charter schools are trying to prove that one can teach modern Hebrew and about Israel in an entirely secular context.