New York City Changes Policy on Controversial Circumcision Rite

By Paul Berger

New York City mohels suspected of infecting babies with herpes during a controversial circumcision rite will have to undergo DNA testing, according to a tentative agreement announced today between the city and ultra-Orthodox rabbis.Read More

How a Small Accounting Firm Became Jewish Charities' Auditor of Choice

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

Two New York Jewish charities rocked by scandal in recent months have something in common: They were both audited by the small accounting firm Loeb & Troper.Read More

How Bob Simon Found Peace in Israel — While Reporting on War and Occupation

By Harry D. Wall

Bob Simon’s death in a tragic car crash has sparked a flood of tributes. Harry D. Wall recalls how the ‘60 Minutes’ journalist was shaped by his years living and working in Israel.Read More

Forward Editor Jane Eisner Wins David Twersky Award

By Forward Staff

The 2015 David Twersky Journalism Award has been awarded to Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner for a June editorial calling for an easing of the Jewish conversion process.Read More

Medical Marijuana May Soon Get Kosher Stamp of Approval

By Paul Berger

Want to get high with your rabbi’s approval? Marijuana may soon come with a kosher stamp — but probably just for medical purposes, not your average stoner.Read More

Can Israel's New Arab List Make History?

By Naomi Zeveloff

Israel’s main Arab parties have united into a single coalition. Some hope that this will change the electoral landscape and lure Jewish voters —  but can it deliver?Read More

Fight Over Real-Life Schindler's List Rages in Court

By Ofer Aderet (Haaretz)

The estate of Oskar Schindler’s shunned widow is fighting Yad Vashem for a suitcase filled with documents. The trove includes his famed list of Jews to be saved from the Nazis.Read More

Is Interfaith Response a Silver Lining to Copenhagen Attacks?

By Cnaan Liphshiz

The vigorous interfaith response to the Copenhagen shootings has inspired hope among both Jewish and Muslim leaders that a renewed determination is emerging to confront the proliferation of religious hatred.Read More

French Chief Rabbi Haim Korsia Pushes Back on Israel Immigration Call

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

France’s chief rabbi rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s suggestion that European Jews should flee to Israel.Read More

Non-Orthodox Jews Find Voice as Sharp Battle Lines Drawn in New York Suburb

By Uriel Heilman

For years, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders largely stayed silent, caught in the middle between their Orthodox coreligionists and their non-Jewish neighbors.Read More

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