Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration says it has reached an agreement with members of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community over a tradition known as oral suction circumcision.
With a swift swipe of his scalpel, Rabbi A. Romi Cohn circumcises the baby boy, then leans down and sucks the blood from the wound as prayers in Hebrew fill the Brooklyn synagogue.
A vote next Tuesday in the diverse Rockland County town of Ramapo is turning into a debate over race, class and political power.
Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews filled the streets in lower Manhattan on Sunday to protest Israel’s proposal to draft strictly religious citizens into its army.
The City of New York has dropped a lawsuit against seven Hasidic storeowners in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who posted signs in their windows asking customers to dress modestly.
Jewish Community Split Over Internet Issue, Gathering And Rally Held At Citi Field Highlight Differing Views
Jewish men and women held a rally outside of Citi Field in response to a gathering held by Jewish religious leaders who believe that the Internet threatens their way of life.
Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has released an expanded report on the nearly 100 members of the city’s ultra-Orthodox Jewish community who have been investigated for alleged sex crimes.
More than 40,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish men plan to pack Citi Field for a gathering on how to use modern technology in a religiously-appropriate way. Organizers have also rented the nearby Arthur Ashe Stadium for the overflow crowd.
Some neighbors in Cambria Heights, Queens are fighting a synagogue’s plan to expand a building in a cemetery, where already hundreds of worshipers pray each day.
Finding sexual abusers of children and prosecuting their cases is one of law enforcement’s top priorities. But in Brooklyn, District Attorney Charles Hynes’ office has come under fire what not vigorously pursuing cases in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities.
Members of Brooklyn’s orthodox Jewish community were angered Monday after a rabbi was given a ticket for jaywalking and then subjected to what they say was insensitive treatment by a police officer.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — They’re accused of laundering millions of dollars through international networks that reach back to Israel, yet several of the defendants in New Jersey’s largest corruption sting have been allowed to travel […]