Analysis: Tax Overhaul Bill Headed For The Shelf

Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year...

Political Analysis: A Look at the Ailing Labor Party

While members of the Labor Party remain divided as to what action they should take, there appears to be a majority consensus that the...

Op-Ed: Why The Underwear-Bomber Leak Infuriated The Obama Administration

Journalists gasp and growl whenever prosecutors issue lawful subpoenas ordering them to divulge their confidential sources or to turn over potential evidence, such as...

WSJ: Obama’s Speech Most Dishonest in Decades

The following Op-Ed appears in the Wall Street Journal: Did someone move the 2012 election to June 1? We ask because President Obama’s extraordinary response...

Op-Ed: Gestetner Responds To Rebuttal

I saw a rebuttal here at YWN to my article of late last week which pointed out that Mr. David Weprin wants to run...

Rush Limbaugh: The Race Card, Football and Me

David Checketts, an investor and owner of sports teams, approached me in late May about investing in the St. Louis Rams football franchise. As...

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

A Democratic governor, the most powerful in the country by far, stands in most Democratic county in the country, behind a banner that reads...

MAILBAG: Why I Won’t Be Voting For Chaim Deutsch

Dear YWN, I am writing you this letter the night before Election Day 2013, as we prepare to vote for our next Mayor, Councilman, District...

CDC: Flu Deaths In US Reach 1,300 – Not To Late To Get Vaccinated

Some 1,300 people across the United States have died of the flu so far this year, according to new Centers for Disease Control and...

Satmar (Kiryas Yoel) Approves Of Gambling In Sullivan County

A short article on YWN this past Friday caused a firestorm of behind-the-scenes phone calls, and political back-room deals. The article was headlined "Orthodox...

Op-Ed: The Most Important Jewish School-Funding You’ve Never Heard Of

The challenge of day school affordability is not just an economic but an existential one; it is about the continuity and vitality of the...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Pride And Puissance

In the end, despite pleas to spare Judaism’s holiest city the shame of the spectacle, a parade celebrating the rejection of the Torah’s moral...

Op-Ed By Rahm Emanuel: Obama’s Commitment To Israel

Days into my tenure as mayor of Chicago, with my focus on keeping our city’s streets safe, our schools strong and our finances stabilized,...

Isaac Abraham: Say No to Extending Term Limits

As a candidate for City Council in the 33rd District replacing David Yassky, I'm opposed in extending term limits in any shape - and...

Op-Ed: My Brother-in-Law Menachem Stark Leaves Seven Children and a Wife Who Miss Him

My brother in law, Menachem Stark was killed this weekend. A 39-year old father of seven, he will be missed by his wife, children,...

EDITORIAL: Taking Responsibility For Pollard

Israel’s state comptroller, retired judge Micha Lindenstrauss, last week released a report on the country’s handling of the Pollard affair. In a nutshell, the...

Op-Ed: The Shocking Headline Published By The Jewish Press About The Manhattan Atzeres Tefillah

It was a headline befitting Der Sturmer Magazine, not the Jewish Press. “50,000 Chareidim March So Only Other Jews Die in War.” True, it...

Op-Ed: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

President Obama deserves full credit for Sunday’s mission. There’s no question that it was a gutsy move for the President; the most courageous decision...

The Office Tyrant

They exist throughout corporate America, in for-profit businesses and in nonprofits, in klei kodesh enterprises as well as financial. They are the office tyrants...

Op-Ed By Avi Schick: Leave Circumcision Ritual Alone

The following appeared in Thursday's NY Daily News: Every grade school student knows that the First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees our freedom of religion...

Op-Ed: Flotilla Condemned, Not A Word On Gilad

In the early morning hours on May 31, 2010 Members of Israel’s elite Navy Special Forces, Shayetet 13 commenced Operation Sea Breeze. The six...

Op-Ed By Pollards Father: Why Obama Should Commute This Life Sentence

The Washington Post on Saturday published the following article written by Pollard's father, Professor Morris Pollard, in which he calls for his son's release: Twenty-five...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: We Aren’t In Kansas Anymore

It was the talk of town wherever religious Jews congregated. Did you hear about that guy in Lakewood? How could he have pulled it...

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz: Parenting an At-Risk Teen

Imagine going for a walk one winter morning and finding your neighbor sitting in his car vigorously turning the steering wheel - while the...

Op-Ed: An Open Letter to Michael Savage (nee Weiner)

Dear Michael: We were very saddened by your nationally-syndicated talk-radio show this past Monday, April ninth. On your show, heard by eight million people on almost...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: The Power of Everyman

“Mai Chanukah? What is Chanukah?” asks the Gemara in Maseches Shabbos. What is it that we are commemorating now for eight days? What are...

Op-Ed By Yair Lapid: The Betrayal of the Intellectual

I don't accuse intellectuals of bias or of anti-Semitism but too many of them are certainly guilty of intellectual laziness. Too many American and European...

Op-Ed: Tevi Troy Responds To Rep. Rothman’s Claim That Obama Is A ‘Pro-Israel President’

The following is a response by Tevi Troy to Rep. Steve Rothman's (D-NJ) Politico op-ed which claims that Obama is a pro-Israel president: Rep. Steve...

Op-Ed: Dear Graduate – By Zvi Gluck Director of Amudim

Dear High School Senior, As I sit down to write this article, I am just days away from attending my first significant graduation as a...

US Issues New Terrorism Alert For Europe

State Department is warning Americans living in and traveling to Europe of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks on the continent through the summer. In...

Mailbag: Is “Chemistry” Important?

By Rabbi Daniel Schneierson Question:      Why is it that many younger guys and girls think that there should be "chemistry" by the second or third...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The Four Answers

It is not only the Torah’s words that hold multiple layers of meaning.  So do those of Chazal – even the words of the...

Op-Ed: Leiby Kletzky: A Memory Of Fear Or A Memory Of Love?

We are all still in shock. Leiby Kletzky, a young boy from our community is not with us anymore. He was only 9 years old....

Op-Ed: President Obama — The Long Goodbye Begins

Tuesday's special elections for House seats in New York and Nevada were devastating for Democrats. Both races turned into a referendum on President Obama,...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Reconstructing Dayeinu

Much of our Seder-night message to our children, mediated by the Haggadah, is forthright and clear.  Some of it, though, is subtle and stealthy. Dayeinu,...

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