Safety Training Offered To Orthodox Jews In Brooklyn As Self-Defense Against Anti-SemitismFormer NYC probation officers and Washington Heights native Steve Isaak, 67, has developed a personalized style of martial arts called Shima Juijitsu.
De Blasio, Orthodox Jews Reach Agreement On Circumcision RitualMayor 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.
Orthodox Jews, De Blasio Administration In Talks Over Circumcision Ritual After Herpes CasesWith 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.
Ramapo Official Calls For Federal Investigation Into Town VoteA vote next Tuesday in the diverse Rockland County town of Ramapo is turning into a debate over race, class and political power.
Ultra-Orthodox Jews Protest Israeli Proposal To Draft Strictly Religious Citizens Into ArmyThousands 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.
City Drops Suit Against Some Jewish Shop Owners Over Dress CodesThe 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 ViewsJewish 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.
DA Releases Report On Nearly 100 Orthodox Jews Being Investigated For Sex CrimesBrooklyn 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 Orthodox Jews To Pack Citi Field Sunday For Internet ProtestMore 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.
Queens Residents, Powerful Synagogue At Odds Over Proposed Orthodox 'Dormitory'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.
Brooklyn DA Condemned For Not Prosecuting More Hasidic, Orthodox Jewish Sex AbusersFinding 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.
Rabbi Angry At NYPD Over Jaywalking TicketMembers 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.