Rabbi Avi Shafran: Name Abuse

There is tragically much chilul Hashem in our world.  Whether murder and mayhem in the name of religion or misbehavior on the part of...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Opportunity and Challenge

Parshas Lech Lecha begins with the immortal words Hashem spoke to Avrohom Avinu, telling him to leave his land and home and to travel...

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: Obama’s UN Speech Proves The White House Is Panicking Over Losing The Jewish...

In the history of pro-Israel speeches it wasn't that dramatic, in the history of Obama's speeches it was downright monumental! President Obama has heard you...

Op-Ed: Important “Checklist” Of Things To “Bring” To The Siyum Hashas

As the horrifying events of Monsey are still so fresh in our minds, coupled with other over manifestations of anti-Semitism in the New York...

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...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: What Remains

Vindication is nice, but there’s sometimes bitter mixed in with the sweet. Back in October of last year, a headline in the New York Jewish...

Important Info If You Have Swiss Or Other Offshore Accounts

US citizens with offshore accounts received yet another reminder this week about the need to become compliant and to consider entering the IRS' voluntary...

Op-Ed By MK Feiglin: Israel’s Security Budget Sabotages Security

Israel’s security apparatus is now requesting an additional 11 billion shekels to offset Operation Protective Edge. “The economy must provide security,” the Prime Minister...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Jewish Multiple Personality Disorder

The media’s fascination with Orthodox Jews seems to only intensify with time.  Some of us Orthodox may be discomfited by reports that television and...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Money Matters

As I waited for a bus the other day, a car stopped in front of me at a traffic light. The teen-age boys inside...

Yated Responds To Sundays ‘Mailbag’ on YWN

Yesterday, a reader wrote YWN complaining about this past weeks Yated editorial - see HERE. The Yated has responded. Please read the following two articles,...

Larry Gordon: Teach The Children Well

  Perhaps you have seen the story on the Jewish news sites. A 19- or 20-year-old man in a bungalow colony in the Catskills drinks...

Op-Ed: White House Aides Regale Press With Sit Room Heroics

The following Op-Ed is from Andrew Malcolm, and appears in the LA Times: According to another one of those White House briefings of reporters designed...

Op-Ed: Speak Up Chuck, I Can’t Hear You

According to most analysts, the recent anti-Netanyahu blitz by President Obama has been nearly unprecedented in the US-Israel relationship. It seems that the Obama...

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...

Opinion: Coming to Terms with Failure

The day is a most painful one in Israel, mixed with emotion at best, with Hizbullah having successfully divided the nation, those supporting the...

Op-Ed by David Storobin: Ms. Quinn, now you see why I support School Vouchers?

The following is an Op-Ed by former State Senator David Storobin in response to today's incident, in which NYC's first responders failed to show...

Op-Ed: $328,835 ‘Stimulus Package’ For Air Force 1 Photo-Op

Bloomberg News: President Barack Obama ordered a review of a publicity-photo shoot with one of the planes that serves as Air Force One that...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Horribly Wrong

Sometimes a word or set of words is just so jarring, so inappropriate or so cruel that it causes actual pain.  Jewish religious law...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The Egalitarianism Has Landed

My computer cautions me against fooling with certain manufacturer-determined system settings.  Doing so, it warns, could create serious problems. Riskier still is messing around with...

Op-Ed: Maintaining Perspective Regarding a Talmid Chacham

The verbal and even physical assaults against Rabbi David Stav are despicable and should be denounced by one and all, including the chareidi tzibur....

Op-Ed: Who Is A ‘Jewish leader’? How Does One Apply For The Job?

Anyone notice how recent press releases are disseminated to the public during election season, with endorsements on behalf of "Jewish Leaders?" What exactly is...

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

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...

Solving The Yeshiva Tuition Crisis

It’s been an exhausting four year journey from angry yeshiva parent to activist to angry yeshiva parent and back to activist. Thankfully, my efforts...

Ezra Friedlander: Lander Victory Will Benefit Boro Park & Kensington Communities

The polls have closed and the votes are counted. Brad Lander has been declared as the winner of the Democratic Primary and most certainly will...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Lost In Space

Like most religions, Scientism has its articles of faith. Science, the study of nature, has a premise - the scientific method - but no...

NY Post Op-Ed: Jon Corzine & The Missing $1.2 Billion

Hey, Jon Corzine — where’s the cash? The court-appointed trustee in charge of dismantling the former New Jersey governor’s now-bankrupt trading firm, MF Global, says...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Brazen New World

Asked by The New York Times in 2005 what today-taken-for-granted idea or value he thinks may disappear in the next 35 years, Professor Peter...

Commentary: Day 3 of Ceasefire Filled with Attacks

As the Israeli and American people are engulfed in the euphoria of the swearing-in ceremony of America’s 44th president, Barak Obama, the fact that...

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...

Larry Gordon: Standing With Israel

"My conviction is clear: the best guarantee for Israel's security is the creation of a modern, democratic, and viable Palestinian state before the end...

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...

FOLLOW UP: Massive Community Response Following Op-Ed On YWN Regarding Roaring Drug Epidemic In...

(By: Zvi Gluck) It has been a flood of epic proportions. That is the only way I can describe what has happened in my inbox in...

Op-Ed: Unprecedented Chillul Hashem By Orthodox Jewish Anti-Vaxxers In Albany

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) There is Chillul Hashem. And then there is something that we can call, "Avi Avos Chillul Hashem." What happened...

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