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  • Sometimes we bend the Rules

    May 20, 2015 | 3:26 am

    A couple of months ago we got called to do a Taharah on a pre-term twin. One twin lived, and is a beautiful baby girl. The other one died, and we prepared her with love. My partner knew the family, and they asked her to do the Taharah for them.

    I made a little blanket, and the...

  • A Hard Taharah

    March 25, 2015 | 3:49 am

    It has been exactly a year since our Chevrah Kadisha performed taharah for O, who was 10 months old.  When our team of 4 answered the call, I asked them to think of lullabies in Hebrew and/or English and niggunim (wordless melodies) which we would use during the taharah in place of...

  • N.Y. health board proposes consent waiver on circumcision rite

    June 13, 2012 | 10:21 am

    New York City health officials have proposed requiring that Jewish parents sign a consent waiver in order to use a controversial circumcision-related rite.

    At a city Board of Health meeting on Tuesday, the department’s deputy commissioner for disease control, Dr. Jay Varma, proposed...

  • Death Spotlights Old Circumcision Rite

    By Kelly Hartog

    February 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    The death of one infant boy from herpes and the infection of two others has focused attention on an ancient practice that is still used in some ultra-Orthodox communities as they circumcise babies.

    As New York City health officials continue to investigate whether Rabbi...

  • Scott Elliott Sraberg

    September 27, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Scott Elliott Sraberg, infant son of Karen and Brad Sraberg, died Sept. 3. In his four months of life, Scott profoundly touched everyone who knew him. Althrough he will be missed greatly, the gifts Scott shared will live in the hearts of his mother, father, brother and...