Rabbi Performs Controversial Metzitzah B'Peh Circumcision Rite — Law or No

By Paul Berger

A rabbi performs a controversial circumcision rite, then proudly tells the Forward that he routinely ignores New York City’s law requiring parental consent.Read More

Winnipeg Jewish Community Seeks New Blood — With Mixed Results

By Uriel Heilman

When the leaders of Winnipeg’s Jewish federation sat down 13 years ago to try to figure out a way to reverse the community’s decline, they came up with a novel idea: recruit Jews from overseas.Read More

Philadelphia Feud Erupts Over Federation Embrace of Anti-J Street Film

By Nathan Guttman

The Philadelphia Federation is sponsoring a screening of a controversial film that attacks J Street. The debate comes as the group seeks an official place in the communal tent.Read More

Yeshiva U. Faces Long Fight To Reverse Fiscal Rot

By Paul Berger

Yeshiva’s financial turnaround will take years even if the school can correct longstanding fiscal mismanagement a stark new ratings report says.Read More

How Stanley Cohen Went From Orthodox to Defending bin Laden's Son-In-Law

By Nathan Guttman

Stanley Cohen grew up Orthodox in the New York suburbs. How did the firebrand lawyer end up befriending Hamas leaders and defending Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law?Read More

Uganda's Century-Old Jewish Community Riven by Sectarian Divide

By Ben Sales

A 2,000-member group of Ugandans has practiced Judaism for about a century. But now the communities are split along sectarian lines and barely speak to each other.Read More

26 Billion Bucks: The Jewish Charity Industry Uncovered

By Josh Nathan-Kazis

The American Jewish not-for-profit network is worth a whopping $26 billion. But until now, our community has had no way of knowing where all that money goes.Read More

Rena Arshinoff, Nurse and Rabbi, Guides Couple Through Delivery of Stillborn Child

By Hody Nemes

Renan Levine and Mira Perry were crushed to hear their child was stillborn. Rena Arshinoff, a nurse and rabbi, was there to guide them in the most wrenching moments.Read More

Jewish Students Find Global Connections — and Schisms — in Israel Program

By Nathan Jeffay

When Americans joined an exchange program on Jewish peoplehood in Israel, they brought diversity to the table. Or was it sectarianism?Read More

The Father-and-Son Rabbis Who Inspire One Another — and Grandma Too

By Anna Goldenberg

Rabbis Aaron and Eliyahu Fink inspired Forward readers with their Jewish leadership and openness. The father and son also impressed the most important judge of all: grandma.Read More

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