Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Back To Gaza

The news from Eretz Yisroel fills our hearts with worry. We see Israel pounding its enemies in Gaza. Every day more rockets rain down...

Ruin Your Health With the Obama Stimulus Plan

Republican Senators are questioning whether President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill contains the right mix of tax breaks and cash infusions to jump-start the economy. Tragically,...

Op-Ed: TWO YEARS of Democrats Calling For Assassinations And Hate – Here Are The...

Democrats didn’t care when Madonna said she had thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. Democrats didn’t care when Kathy Griffin posed...

Op-Ed: Florida Candidates Oppose Scholarships for Needy Students at Jewish Day Schools

Jewish education, a priority for many Jewish families, is at risk in the upcoming November election. For nearly a decade, children from poor families...

Op-Ed: A Long Memory

When the next U.S. presidential race kicks off in earnest in a year or so, we will remember today. When the Jewish electorate will...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The Jewish Week’s ‘Haredi Problem’

In a recent column, “Haredim: Underdogs or All-Powerful?”, the New York Jewish Week’s editor, Gary Rosenblatt, writes of a complaint he received from a...

Op-Ed: The California Governor’s Race Matters

On June 5th the score card on who will be the contenders for the gubernatorial race in California will be set in print. While there are...

Op-Ed: Analyzing The DeBlasio Charge Against Lhota For Visiting A Boro Park Shul

After my response to Ezra Friedlander’s Op-Ed endorsement of deBlasio, I have to come forward again and defend logic and sanity. This week during a...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Accidents Don’t Happen

With time, those with open eyes come to recognize that life is peppered with strange, small ironies – “coincidences” that others don’t even notice,...

Op-Ed: When A Jew In France Is Suffering, The Jews In Poland React

This was an observation attributed, variously, to Rav Meir Shapiro of Lublin z’l, to the Chofetz Chaim of Radin z’l, to Rav Yisrael Lipkin...

YWN Speaks Up, The New York Times Backs Down – But Look What They...

In apparent response to Rabbi Yaakov Bender's letter, posted yesterday on Yeshiva World News, the New York Times removed the picture of Yeshiva Darchei...

Opinion: Obama Talking Sanctions Against Israel

In the strange upside-down world that we live in, where victims are punished and their assailants awarded with Nobel prizes, it is no surprise...

Op-Ed: Losing an Election

A candidate I worked for in recent weeks lost his bid this week Tuesday in a 2-1 defeat The campaign was for a mayor seat...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Golus and Geulah

Parshas Vayechi marks the end of Seder Bereishis and the profound lessons of maaseh avos siman lebonim that inform its narratives. The parsha also...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: ‘Married’ And The Mob

From the agitation and anger of the crowds, the din of the car horns and the shouts of “Civil rights now!” and “Bigots!” one...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Dramatic Lessons

The drama that takes place between Yehuda and Tamar in Parshas Vayeishev carries timeless lessons that, were we to actually absorb them, would transform...

Washington Times Editorial: Leader Of The Free World No More

Israel is looking like the new leader of the Free World. The previous leader, the United States, resigned this role last week at the...

Time For Distracted Drivers To Hang It Up

It is disturbingly commonplace: the driver with eyes cast down as he texts. The teen behind the wheel chatting away on a Bluetooth device...

YWN Editorial: A Miscarriage of Justice!

As the mind boggling details of the biggest financial swindle in history continue to unfold, we learn today that the alleged perpetrator, Bernard Madoff...

Opinion: Obama, Democrats & The AIG Fiasco

The American public, The Obama Administration, and journalists are all in sync for a change. They are all calling the 165 million Dollars of...

Nochum Kurinsky: The Day I Watched a Man Die

Today I watched a man die. The call came in  at about 2:00 pm. “Can you be with Mr. Martin Grossman during his execution?” How...

Op-Ed: Weprin’s ‘Jewishness’ & The Jewish Votes In NY-9

The Jewish Vote is considered the largest of all the ethnic groups in NY Congressional District Number Nine. This explains why Democrats nominated Jewish...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Leadership And The Menorah

Annapolis has everyone confounded. How can it be that Israel's leaders - Olmert, Livni, Barak and Eli Yishai - are so profoundly lacking in...

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...

EDITORIAL: Am Ashamed of My Own

My name is Yossi Gestetner, I am a Hasidic Jew, living in upstate NY. Journalism and writing in/for the Yiddish-speaking sectors of the Orthodox...

Exclusive to The Jewish Star: Rubashkin Reaction, And More

Editorial: The end is near (Exclusive to The Jewish Star) From the issue of Sept. 12, 2008 “Baloney!” — Abraham Aaron Rubashkin’s angry reaction Tuesday afternoon...

Op-Ed: Obama Hit By Storm Backlash

Natural disasters usually follow the same political trajectory: First the incumbent experiences a bounce as he tours the impacted area, shows his concern, and...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: No Laughing Matter

It’s never a good idea to analyze a joke.  All the same, I recently found myself deconstructing a stand-up comedian’s one-liner quoted in a...

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: 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: Response By The Bostoner Rebbe On Yair Lapid Op-Ed

The following opinion expressed by the Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim Shlita is in response to the Op-Ed by Yair Lapid that appeared on YWN. To...

Op-Ed: Lew Fidler Will Fight For Us In Albany, Just As He Always Has

What makes a good public servant? Do they have to look like you? Act like you? I have known Lew Fidler for over 25 years....

Op-Ed: R’Shaim Are People Too

We often hear how “John Doe” is a Rasha, an evil-doer, and that we should all therefore take actions X, Y, and Z against...

Editorial: Yes, We Are The Am Hanivchar. The Paradoxical Double Standard

Ever since I was a young boy in Cheder, my Rebbiem always instilled in me a specific fact. We are the Am Hanivchar. You...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Honesty Is The Best Policy

This week's parsha details the search for a mate for Yitzchok Avinu. Avrohom sends his trusted servant Eliezer to scout out his homeland for...

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