A proposal to cancel a requirement for signed parental consent for a controversial circumcision rite set to be presented to the New York Board of Health was postponed.
Another co-conspirator in the scheme that stole approximately $9 million from New York’s Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty was sentenced to prison.
The New York Police Department is investigating suspicious activity outside of two Brooklyn synagogues.
The New York Attorney General’s Office has sent letters to the charitable foundation of financier Jeffrey Epstein seeking information on whether it is complying with state registration requirements.
New York will become the first major city to close its public schools for Muslim holidays.
Like circumcision itself, metzitzah b’peh goes back to Biblical times. But 19th century doctors — and rabbis — thought they reformed the rite for good.
Ivy League schools Columbia and Cornell were among the American college campuses with the “worst anti-Semitic activity” in 2014, according to a list prepared by a conservative think tank.
Former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, one of the state’s most powerful politicians for two decades, pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges on Tuesday.
For years, non-Orthodox Jewish leaders largely stayed silent, caught in the middle between their Orthodox coreligionists and their non-Jewish neighbors.
Two employees of the insurance company that bilked a New York Jewish poverty charity in a $9 million fraud scheme were sentenced to probation on Friday, the office of New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said.