New York City has added two Muslim holidays to the public school calendar. Sigal Samuel explains why the move is good for children — and why Jews should cheer it.
Bill de Blasio seems to be spending a lot of time worrying about European Jews. Those close to the New York mayor say his concern is genuine — but it’s also smart politics.
New York City mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to literally kiss the hand of a controversial Hasidic leader last night at the rabbi’s son’s wedding in upstate New York.
Mayor Bill de Blasio once vowed to better protect N.Y. infants against herpes from a controversial circumcision rite. 18 months later, more babies are getting sick than ever.
Bill de Blasio’s new pre-kindergarten program funds over 1,000 free seats for Jewish schools in N.Y. But some Orthodox advocates want more time for religious study.
N.Y. Mayor Bill de Blasio created the largest free universal pre-K program in the country with Orthodox yeshivas in mind. So why are they poised to opt out of it?
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio claimed he didn’t hear a rabbi’s shocking rant about Open Orthodoxy and non-Orthodox Jews, despite sitting just a few feet away.
A top Orthodox rabbi condemned other streams of Judaism and called the religiously progressive Open Orthodox movement heretical at the Agudath Israel gala.
EDITORIAL: Bill de Blasio once slammed New York City for mishandling Freedom of Information Law requests. So why is the Forward getting stonewalled about circumcision regulations?
The New York Police Department has disbanded a surveillance unit that targeted and monitored Muslim communities.