Amidst Grief and Tears, Gratitude
[By: Rabbi Abe Friedman]
Once again we find ourselves in a state of stunned disbelief after a desperate search for a missing young woman came to a tragic end.
From the moment word went out that 22 year old Devorah Stubin had gone missing, countless individuals and agencies switched instantly into a state of high alert, mobilizing their forces and working around the clock like a well oiled machine. Cold temperatures, the darkness of night and a dearth of information didn’t deter search ...
Op-Ed: Disgusted Over Video With People Laughing And Dancing During Hafganos
After reading YWN for many years, I am sure that there will be those who will defend the animals protesting in Yerushalayim today.
But first, here is the story.
A 4-year-old child is dead. Parents are mourning. An entire family is mourning.
A babysitter has been arrested, and has confessed to her actions which resulted in the tragic death of this pure Neshama.
To make matters worse, the court has decided to perform an autopsy on the child.
The parents are beyond ...
Op-Ed By Ezra Friedlander: Why David Lichtenstein's Hillary Fundraiser Is A Good Thing
From time immemorial, members of Klal Yisroel have always been involved in advocacy efforts on behalf of the Jewish people. Some call it shtadlonus, others call it askonus. However you decide to coin the term is not really that important. What is important is to understand that Jewish advocacy has been alive and well since the days of Moshe Rabbeinu.
In fact, it can perhaps be said that Moshe Rabbeinu was our very first askan. In the upcoming parshios, we find Klal Yisroel’s greatest ...
OPINION: The Silence is Deafening - Israel Police Have Been Given a Free Pass to Attack All Types Of Religious Jews
This video posted below is as self-explanatory as it is painful and worrisome. Mimicking the atmosphere in Israel following the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, a deafening silence is audible throughout Israel as the voice of the champions of human and civil rights has been silenced.
Pro-Israel organizations in the United States are speechless and the Israeli right-wing and left-wing human rights organizations are mute. The investigation into the unspeakable arson attack ...
East Ramapo School Board Member Writes Letter To Dennis Walcott Regarding State Monitor
Dear Dennis [Walcott]:
I am writing as an elected member of the Board of Education, a resident of East Ramapo, a voter, a taxpayer, and the father of an East Ramapo public school student.
Your recommendations to the Board of Regents are personally offensive to me, my family, my community, and especially to the 6,438 voters who entrusted me with the responsibility to safeguard their interests. I am also concerned that you do not appear to have given meaningful consideration to the harm ...
IDF Chief of Staff Barking Up Wrong Tree
[A Five Towns Jewish Times Op-Ed]
Chanukah is the time where all Jews should take inspiration from the Maccabees – and not from those who have undermined Judaism - such as Antiochus Epiphanes. This is why it is particularly disturbing that Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot is calling for closing the Jewish awareness unit that operates within the military rabbinate. He is barking up the wrong tree.
Eisenkot’s proposal is not only a step against Judaism, it undermines a ...
Op-Ed: The Juxtaposition Of MDA And Red Crescent
How can this be?
The Litman family were gunned down on the road from Hevron to Meitar on Friday afternoon whilst they were on their way to celebrate the Shabbat Chatan of their new son- in-law to be. Their daughter's wedding was scheduled for the Tuesday next. Father and son were murdered in cold blood. The son, a Magen David Adom trained responder and volunteer contacted the MDA right before he was mortally wounded. His younger brother, although wounded as well, bravely phoned in again to ...
Op-Ed: I Supported Change And Voted For Rockland County Executive Ed Day, I Came To Regret My Decision
I supported change and voted for Ed Day, I became one of the people that realized that I've elected a County Executive that is simply obsessed with one community.
I am a simple ordinary Spring Valley home owner.
I am from the people that enjoy living in a calm quiet neighborhood.
I am from the people that moved to spring Valley, away from the 'center Monsey' 10 years ago.
I am from the people that hate traffic and am frustrated with my daily commute on Rt 306.
I am from the ...
Op-Ed: Fake Outrage Against Netanyahu's Holocaust Statement
During a speech to the World Zionist Conference on Tuesday, Benjamin Netanyahu said that Hitler intended only to expel the Jews from Europe, and that the idea to exterminate them had come from Haj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Muslim elder, who served as the Mufti of Jerusalem.
A day later he clarified, "Hitler was responsible for the Holocaust, I think no one should deny ... important testimony about the Mufti of Jerusalem, that he told the Nazis to prevent the fleeing of Jews from ...
REGARDING GRAPHIC CONTENT - The YWN Posting Policy
Some people have questioned Yeshiva World News’ decision to post the horrifying events of the Malchei Yisroel Steet attack in Geulah. YWN is aware that the video was graphic, which is why YWN consults its Rabbinic advisor whenever questions come up. The postings fit into one of three categories: 1] Do not post at all 2] Post with a warning of Viewer Discretion 3] Post with no caveat of Viewer Discretion.
In this situation, we were instructed to pursue the Geulah attack as a category 2. The ...
Op-Ed By YWN Editor: Enough of The Massive Chillul Hashem On Chol Hamoed Outings!
THE FOLLOWING WAS PUBLISHED BY YWN ON CHOL HAMOED PESACH 5775:
The following might be painful for some to read. Silence, however, is not an option.
Some may label this op-ed “anti-Charedi" or "typical self-hating Jew drivel" - but it is not. This is not directed at any sect of Orthodox Jews in any way.
What this writer has personally witnessed in the past two days of Chol Hamoed is enough reason to take pen to paper.
We are blessed to be the Am Hanivchar, the Chosen People. The ...