Editorial


Op-Ed By Ezra Friedlander On Rep. Nadler's Decision To Support The Iran Deal

Op-Ed By Ezra Friedlander On Rep. Nadler's Decision To Support The Iran Deal
As a grandchild of Holocaust survivors, I am keenly aware of the existential threat a nuclear Iran poses to Israel and the world. I am not a scientist nor am I an expert on the intricacies of the Iran deal. Therefore, I cannot add my professional perspective or personal endorsement of the Iran Deal. My only below is to point out the soul-searching and difficult decision made by Congressman Nadler to support the Iran DeaI. I urge everyone, both critics and supporters of the deal, to ...
(54 opinions  |   August 21 )

Op-Ed: Stop The Obsession With Our Religion [Responding To A NY Post Column By Maureen Callahan]

Op-Ed: Stop The Obsession With Our Religion [Responding To A NY Post Column By Maureen Callahan]
[By Barry Spitzer] I had just finished a phone call with the father of Faigy Mayer, may her soul rest in peace, when I saw a pained look mixed with disbelief on my wife’s face. I asked her what was wrong; she replied that she just read a New York Post column and could not believe the lies and accusations leveled against Chasidic Jews based solely on comments from individuals who have left our community and clearly have an agenda to advance. Sadly, we have all become accustomed to ...
(24 opinions  |   August 04 )

Op-Ed: Jewish Education: Sacred and Sacrosanct or Secular Sensitized?

Op-Ed: Jewish Education: Sacred and Sacrosanct or Secular Sensitized?
[By Ezra Friedlander] Recently, we've been hearing much in the news about a group that calls itself Yaffed (Young Advocates For Fair Education). They sent a letter to New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina and seven district superintendents, calling upon them to investigate "the quality of secular education, and in particular English instruction, at (the listed) Yeshivas, and to take steps to ensure that pupils at these Yeshivas receive the essential and substantially equivalent ...
(20 opinions  |   August 04 )

Op-Ed: Game Changer: A Governor with the Courage of Conviction in the Pursuit of Education Justice

Op-Ed: Game Changer: A Governor with the Courage of Conviction in the Pursuit of Education Justice
[By David J. Rosenberg] A Democratic governor, the most powerful in the country by far, stands in most Democratic county in the country, behind a banner that reads “Parental Choice in Education.” For Democrats who’ve been fighting for education reform, this was a game changer. We now have a standard bearer: A Democratic heavyweight willing to come out with the courage of his convictions in the pursuit of educational justice. All this despite intense opposition from a powerful ...
(2 opinions  |   May 18 )

Op-Ed: NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind - Why I'm Supporting Geoffrey Davis

Op-Ed: NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind - Why I'm Supporting Geoffrey Davis
Giving an endorsement is not something I take lightly. When I support a candidate for office, it’s only after taking into consideration numerous factors. Those factors never include a candidate’s religion or even their party affiliation. I support people who I believe will make a difference. That’s why Geoffrey Davis has my enthusiastic endorsement for NY State Assembly. My connection to the Crown Heights community goes back to my boyhood. I grew up in Crown Heights and my father had a ...
(2 opinions  |   May 04 )

Op-Ed: Silent Outrage

Op-Ed: Silent Outrage
[By Chaskel Bennett] Lost in the tumultuous and disturbing events of Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore are the thousands of daily interactions between police and local citizens that peacefully transpire with uneventful, un-newsworthy outcomes. For most communities across the country, it is the professionalism and unreported heroism of law enforcement officers that play a meaningful role in the quality of life for average Americans. With the ambush and death of officer Brian Moore ...
(3 opinions  |   May 04 )

Op Ed: Uncomfortable Truths for Comfortable Collaborators

Op Ed: Uncomfortable Truths for Comfortable Collaborators
[By NYS Assemblyman Dov Hikind] I applauded when James B. Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, so candidly and guilelessly admitted last week the terrible truth that too few people ever want to acknowledge: Hitlerian anti-Semitism did not exist in a vacuum. While monsters like Hitler, Goebbels, Bormann, Eichmann, Mengele (their names should be erased) stand out as the most notorious of the Nazi murderers, these individuals were truly the tip of the iceberg. The ...
(7 opinions  |   April 22 )

Analysis: Tough Iran Talk - But Chances For Nuke Deal

Analysis: Tough Iran Talk - But Chances For Nuke Deal
As Iran nuclear talks go into the home stretch, top officials in Tehran are digging in on positions that appear set to doom the negotiations to failure. But Iran seems ready to blink when it serves its negotiating strategy, which may bode well for a deal. The sides on Wednesday began negotiating the last phases of a deal that would lift sanctions on Iran if it agrees to long-term curbs on its nuclear program. They wouldn't have gotten there without compromises by both Washington and ...
(Add your opinion  |   April 22 )

Op-Ed: A Matter of Priority

Op-Ed: A Matter of Priority
Hamodia [NY] – Editorial – April 22, 2015: NB: [Translations in square brackets added by J4JP] When President Obama held back-to-back meetings with leaders of major Jewish organizations and Jewish supporters — including major political contributors — it would have been the perfect opportunity for them to plead with the president about something that ought to have been at the very top of the list of priorities. Tragically, it wasn’t. After the meetings, it became apparent ...
(4 opinions  |   April 22 )

Op-Ed By YWN Editor: Enough of The Massive Chillul Hashem On Chol Hamoed Outings!

Op-Ed By YWN Editor: Enough of The Massive Chillul Hashem On Chol Hamoed Outings!
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 nations of the world watch our every move; how we speak, how we ...
(169 opinions  |   April 09 )

Op-Ed By Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are

Op-Ed By Assemblyman Dov Hikind: Hillary: Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are
The proposed U.S. deal with Iran would give the largest terror state in the world the ability to create nuclear weapons. Consequently columnists, clergy, military experts and world leaders are all weighing in on the possibilities. Let there be no question: The range of potential scenarios differs greatly, depending upon your vantage point. For instance, while Israel fears the possibility of a nuclear attack and the annihilation (G-d forbid) of millions of its citizens, the Saudis are more ...
(10 opinions  |   April 01 )