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If activists have their way in municipal elections this November, circumcision of a boy under the age of 18 years of age for religious reasons would be classified as a misdemeanor and punishable by up to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The International Bris Association aims to connect Jews to the essential expression of their identity, regardless of geographical, financial or knowledge-based restrictions.
Reaching out to the Sunshine State’s seniors is a major focus of Chabad’s activities in Los Angeles.
Rabbi in Dix Hills, N.Y., eager to meet the boys’ touching requests for a ceremony
For parents of children with special needs, day-to-day activities come with a host of challenges. Balancing various therapies can eat up hours and energy. When it comes time for the traditional Jewish rite of passage for boys, a bar mitzvah, it sometimes ...
Organization has enabled thousands born in Soviet Union to enter the Covenant of Abraham
Standing in the sun-drenched sanctuary, large windows showing manicured lawns framed by verdant shrubbery, we could just feel that something special was happening. In the floor above us, a circumcision was taking place. After nearly 60 years of life, Ilya...
Jewish community faces ongoing hurdles to maintain a central tradition
The latest public campaign to ban circumcision in Denmark fell apart earlier this month after the nation’s ruling party stated its qualified opposition to the measure. Yet, Jews in Denmark—as well as in many other nations in Europe and around the world—ar...
Proposed legislation would have mandated jail sentences of up to six years
A bill that would have banned circumcisions in Iceland and made it a criminal offense for parents and ritual circumcisers (mohels) to permit and perform circumcisions has been tabled by the nation’s parliament. The bill, which had passed a preliminary vot...
An emphasis on values, empathy and quality time with their children, above all else
This year’s Chabad of Greenwich’s parenting conference took an introspective journey into parenting, benefiting both parent and child. The annual event, held at Carmel Academy at 270 Lake Avenue, is designed to inform, empower and inspire parents in the G...
Lauder School students are joined by families and friends from Europe and around the world
Joined by their families from Switzerland, Germany, Hungary and Ukraine—and their friends and fraternity brothers from around the world—five young men from the Lauder Business School in Vienna were called to the Torah and celebrated their bar mitzvahs las...
‘T.G.I.S.’ program offers a unifying and uplifting experience, steeped in Torah study
What do thousands of Jewish teenagers—spanning nine countries and more than 125 CTeen chapters—have in common? They all participated in a worldwide Shabbat campaign called “T.G.I.S: Thank G-d It’s Shabbat.” An international project that has seen months of...
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