Op-Ed: When Hashem Trumps the Cards

(By Yoel Friedman, London) It exploded! The reaction was spontaneous, a kind of which recent history gives little or no comparison. I received the news in the...

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...

Op-Ed: It’s Not Only Simcha Felder They’re Coming After — IT’S US!

(By: Chaskel Bennett) The headlines have taken dead aim and unless you have been sleeping you know the Orthodox Jewish community is under attack, in...

Op-Ed: Tisha B’Av Message From Zvi Gluck And Amudim

Our thoughts turn somber as we count down the last few minutes until Tisha B’Av and with all of the deaths we have experienced in...

Op-Ed: Decrying The Lack Of Response To The Continued Denigration Of Orthodox Jews By...

There is a well known quotation Quotation from Martin Niemöller, as follows: First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I...

Op-Ed: The Churban of Our Generation

Tisha B'Av night at the Kosel is a uniquely emotional experience, but at the close of my first trip to Eretz Yisrael, it wasn't...

The Dignity & Kedusha Of A Bas Yisroel – By HaRav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg

Over the last few months the headline news that has greeted us each & every morning has been about another famous personality that has...

Pittsburgh: An Inside View

People throughout the world have been moved by the shocking murder of eleven Jews in Pittsburgh. Good people have approached strangers, recognizing that they...

Why Jews (and others) Should Boycott the NY Times – An Editorial

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) In 1951, an article in Life Magazine celebrated the 100th year anniversary of the New York Times and called...

Op-Ed By Shooting Victim Rabbi Goldstein: A Terrorist Tried To Kill Me Because I...

The following is via the New York Times: By Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein Today should have been my funeral. I was preparing to give my sermon Shabbat morning, Saturday,...

Are Hatzoloh Members Protected From Being Fired For Taking A Call?

(By: Joey Aron Esq.) We have many Hatzoloh members in our community. And of courses, they work for a wide range of employers—some not entirely...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Blogistan

There was a time, not terribly long ago, when disturbed individuals bent on broadcasting angry fantasies had only soapboxes in public parks from which...

Just Hold On – By HaRav Aryeh Zev Ginzberg

The incomprehensible series of events the last few days has caused me to reflect on something very unsettling that I heard from a prominent...

Op-Ed: PETA Comes to Boro-Park

"They slaughter men, and kiss cows" - Hosea (13:2) On Wednesday night, PETA members were loudly conducting a protest at the Skver Kapores Center in...

Op-Ed: Vaccination Laws vs. Religious Freedom

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) Last week a measure was brought up in the New Jersey legislature to remove personal and religious exemptions regarding...

Op-Ed: Siyum Hashas – An Appreciation

Let’s get straight to the heart of it all: Bottom line, what is our takeaway? What do we walk away with? The Siyum itself is over,...

Op-Ed: Sarsour Clarifies Everything: The Zionists Made It Rain

(By Dov Hikind) I was so relieved to read that Linda Sarsour had shown up to give support to former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin...

Op-Ed: Dov Hikind Takes On Hatzolah’s Daas Torah

For years I have supported Dov Hikind. When others criticized, I defended him. What do I like most about Dov? His passion. Unfortunately, in light...

Op-Ed By Simcha Felder: Stop Coddling Criminals and Handcuffing Police!

With yesterday’s passing of the Right To Know Act the New York City Council continues its frenzied circus act. By passing this inane set of...

Op-Ed: Why I Supported Ending Religious Exemptions To Vaccinations

(By Joel Petlin) Last week, in a highly charged and controversial vote, the New York State Legislature narrowly passed a Bill to ban the use...

Op-Ed: Move of American Embassy to Yerushalayim and Palestinian Arab Residence in Eretz Yisrael

Recently, my wife and I visited Yeshiva University's museum on 16th St in NYC to see the Arch of Titus exhibit. We saw the...

Op-Ed: Why I’ll Be Voting For Yeger This Tuesday

The upcoming New York City Council race has become a childish skirmish between two respectable Community leaders, each trying to solidify power with their...

Op-Ed: How Lucky Are You To Have Been Born Frum?

Most of us take for granted the fact that we were born into frum families and don't have to struggle to keep basic Mitzvos....

Op-Ed: Your Children Matter: Vote Today To Save Their Future

In recent years, the presidential elections have been deemed "historic." After George W. Bush was elected president, people were fed up with dynasties and...

Op-Ed By Dov Hikind: It Was Never About Metal Detectors

It’s not about metal detectors. And how ridiculous that I should even have to say that. A child watching Sesame Street knows when things are...

Op-Ed: Court Case Could Set Ominous Precedent For Shuls And Yeshivas

(By Joey Aron, Esq.) The Spanish-Portuguese Synagogue – the oldest synagogue in the United States –may be held accountable for employment discrimination for firing its...

Op-Ed: Morality Is Not Yours To Define; Responding to NJ Sen. Cory Booker On...

Sen. Cory Booker (D - N.J.) says if you don’t oppose the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, you are “complicit in the evil.” He then got biblical about the nomination and somehow compared fighting the nomination to walking through the “valley of the shadow of death.”

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...

Op-Ed: We Need To Change Our Outlook Of Security

Attacks at places of worship and the security measures put in place to thwart them are still a relatively new concept in the US....

Op-Ed: Unfortunately, But As Expected, Shomer-Shabbos Brigadier-General Ofir Winter Passed Over For Promotion

This is not accidental. This is not a professional decision at all. The decision of the IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkott, not...

Op-Ed: Lessons From Charlottesville: The Alt-Right vs. The Alt-Left

(By NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind) Five hundred demonstrators chanting about the Jews, many carrying Swastika flags. Five hundred. That’s a scary number when you...

HaRav Yitzchok Grodzinsky Recalls The Last Moments Of Hagon Rav Elchonon Wasserman HYD Before...

The following amazing interview appeared in last weeks Sha’ah Tovah Magazine, and was given exclusively to YWN: Hagaon R’ Yitzchak Grodzinsky shlit”a, son of the...

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...

Op-Ed: Hashem’s Embassy

Miracles are happening all around us. In a time of astounding occurrences around the world, the greatest was this week’s official opening of the United...

Op-Ed: Why I Still Support President Trump

As a young boy, the first president I remember was Gerald Ford. (Yes I know, I am aging myself. I just turned 51.) His predecessor...

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