UTTER INSANITY: DeBlasio Says New Yorkers Should Not Have To Pay Rent For 12...

It started with a tweet by NY Governor Cuomo: #BREAKING: New York State will extend the moratorium on evictions for those facing COVID-related hardship...

A Powerful Op-Ed Defending The Kavod Of The Moetzes Gedolei HaTorah

(By Rabbi Yair Hoffman for 5TJT.com) It is a sad reality that very often, lawyers win cases not on the evidence per se, but rather...

Op-Ed: Why Donors Like Chabad

This past weekend saw two mammoth Jewish gatherings take place. The first was the General Assembly for the Jewish Federations of North America, and...

COMING SOON: These Are The Inspirational ‘Chizuk’ Videos That Will Be Streaming This Tisha...

In what has become a yearly tradition, the Yeshiva World will be hosting a series of Chizuk videos on its homepage in honor of...

Reflections On The Elections

There have been over the past two weeks many disturbing news items about the recent municipal elections in Israel. These have primarily focused on...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Tackling The Elephant

Mere days before I was privileged to participate in a Washington, D.C. symposium on religious freedom in Israel, the Malaysian government threatened to withhold...

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...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Making the Cut

It was the very beginning of 1942 and the group of ten young men and their Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Yehudah Leib Nekritz, zt”l, exiles...

Op-Ed From Joel Sebbag

I don’t know a name for this article. How do you name an article about the devastation that has occurred in our community? What...

Op-Ed: When Will We Start Following The Law And Start Avoiding The Colossal Chillul...

For the second time this week, the FBI arrested Frum people in Lakewood, NJ in a federal and state crackdown on public assistance fraud...

Sheldon Adelson: Don’t Risk Israel’s Security on Obama’s Words

“Americans who support Israel should take the president at his word,” wrote Haim Saban recently in the New York Times, claiming President Barack Obama...

Op-Ed From Eric Schneiderman – Democratic Candidate For NYS Attorney General

The Jewish people are particularly sensitive to the long struggle for religious freedom and the ability for people of all faiths to celebrate their...

Op-Ed: Rhetoric Won’t Save The Nation

Today, April 17, 2011, the US national debt clock showed $14,281,988,839,404.12 in public debt. This means that with an estimated population of 310,403,719, each...

Op-Ed: Dear Mr. and Mrs. Democrat… (ObamaCare)

…Thanks so much for reforming the health care system that will cover 94% of the population up from the 88%-90% legal population that are...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Sheep

Some things infuriate me. One of them is the way secular Jewish leaders continue to speak of Israel and its army in the face...

Op-Ed: Did John Roberts Give Mitt Romney A Gift With ObamaCare Vote?

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, puts me in mind of the old proverb: Be careful what you...

A Response to the Wall Street Journal Op-Ed (Why This Rabbi Is Swearing Off...

An Op-Ed appeared recently  in the Wall Street Journal by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz that can only be described as a terrible blurring of lines. ...

Op-Ed: How The Tea Party Won The Deal

While the details of the debt-ceiling deal remain fuzzy, this much is clear: Barack Obama may be president, but the Tea Party is now...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: From Volozhin to Sinai

A young man left his native town of Mezibuzh to learn in the famed Volozhin yeshiva. It was a huge culture shock. Years later...

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: From Beacon Hill to Borough Park

If you have told me two weeks ago that the seat that Ted Kennedy held for four decades would go to a little known...

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...

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...

A Must Read: Timeless Words of Rav Shimon Schwab Towards TODAY’S Headlines

He wrote the stinging words twenty years ago. They could have been written this very morning. In a haunting piece of writing, Rav Shimon Schwab,...

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,...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Help!

Several years ago, I wrote an article about a man I had met who had fallen on hard times. Thanks to our wonderful, generous...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Move On

The reaction to this year’s election in our community is different than any other in recent memory. Too many people are genuinely afraid of...

Bostoner Rebbe of Yerushalayim Responds to Lakewood Yeshiva Suspending 50 Bochrim For Attending Skulener...

If the article you wrote about a Mesifta in Lakewood of suspending their yeshiva bochrim, who attended the Levaya of the Skulener Rebbe ZT"L...

Op-Ed: Leiby Leiby, Did Anyone See Leiby?

The Levaya is over. The lights have been turned off. There was an eerie moonlight glow over the cemetery. The feeling of knowing I...

Jewish Observer: No Hechsher, Not Tzedek

According to Chazal (Nedarim, 40a), ideas that on the surface seem entirely constructive can in truth be quite the opposite.  A contemporary case in...

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: Hikind’s Choice For Mayor – The Indentured Wager

Word is in town that the Board of Elections will convene for an emergency meeting over the weekend to vote on a unprecedented matter...

AP Analysis: Israel Likely Headed Toward Conflict, Isolation

The following is an unedited analysis by the AP on Tuesdays election in Israel: Benjamin Netanyahu's apparent reelection puts Israel on a course toward ever...

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,...

Op-Ed: Where Jewish Life Thrives in America

The following op-ed appeared on Bloomberg View: Forget the teeth-gnashing already occasioned by a new study on Jewish identity in the U.S. by the Pew...

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