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New York Fails To Enforce Consent Forms for Metzitzah B'Peh Circumcision Rite

Two New York infants have contracted herpes after metzitzah b’peh in the last year. Why hasn’t the city enforced its parental consent form rule for the circumcision rite?

I Will! Rachel Avisrur accepts proposal from hubby-to-be Avi Wolf after finishing the Miami Marathon.

Jewish Marathoner Gets Proposal at Finish Line of Miami Race

Something very special awaited Rachel Avisrur at the end of the Miami Marathon. Her boyfriend, Avi Wolf, was ready to greet her with a bouquet of flowers — and a marriage proposal.

Audience participation: Young Jews attempt to form a tabernacle using their own bodies as building materials.

‘SermonSlam’ Teeters on Edge Between Earnest and Cool

Poetry slam is a genre usually pigeonholed between rap and performance art. So why did 130 young Jews turn out at a shul to try their hand at putting sermons to rhyme?

Jews Slam New York Mayor Bill De Blasio for 'Secret' AIPAC Speech in Open Letter

A group of New York Jewish public figures have signed an open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio condemning his recent proclamation that the pro-Israel lobbyist group AIPAC would always have a friend at City Hall.

Edgar Bronfman's Legacy Recalled at Lincoln Center Memorial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli President Shimon Peres paid tribute to Edgar Bronfman at a public memorial service Tuesday night.

Bill De Blasio Takes Well-Worn Pro-Israel Path

New York City mayors have been outspoken defenders of Israel since its establishment — and of the Zionist cause even before that.

Anti-Semitism at Pine Bush Schools Sufficient for Trial, Feds Say

Evidence collected against a New York State school district that has been accused of anti-Semitic harassment is “sufficient” to substantiate the charges, a federal attorney concluded.

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio Praises Israel at AIPAC Gala

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly praised Israel at a private gala event hosted by the pro-Israel group AIPAC in Manhattan.

Dawn Zimmer, Thorn in Chris Christie's Side

Dawn Zimmer was a stay-at-home mom. Now she’s the first Jewish mayor of Hoboken — and a big thorn in the side of embattled N.J. Gov. Chris Christie.