I learn a lot about leadership by overseeing the painstaking but ultimately rewarding process of compiling the Forward 50 each year, of trying to identify the American Jews who have had the greatest impact on our lives in a variety of fields, from politics to culture to sports. And I learn even more about leadership by analyzing how these 50 profiles are read.
Agudath Israel of America reportedly is planning to sue the city of New York if its health department passes a law requiring parental consent for the circumcision ritual known as metzitzah b’peh.
FORWARD EDITORIAL: Parental consent forms for metzitzah b’peh are necessary. Our Jewish traditions must be flexible enough to protect the health of our children.
An ultra-Orthodox umbrella group is insisting that claims of child sex abuse should be brought to rabbis, before police. The edict puts it on a collision course with law enforcement.