Op-Ed: The Mirage Of Bob Turner

As a former supporter and wanting to return to being a supporter of Bob Turner, I wrote an open letter in which I outlined...

Op-Ed: Try Them In NY, But In A Military Tribunal

The Obama Administration, NYC Boss Bloomberg, and Liberal bloggers say that terror suspects need to stand trial in NY because where else if...

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...

Important Message From Hatzalah of South Florida And Chesed Shel Emes

Hatzalah of South Florida and Chesed Shel Emes have both reached out to YWN with an urgent message to Klal Yisroel around the world: STOP...

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...

Op-Ed: Deri Blinded by Personal Ambitions

There can be no question that the appointment of HaGaon HaRav Shalom Cohen as the official head of the Shas Council of Torah Sages...

Op-Ed: Charedim Unfit For The IDF

The following is an Op-Ed written by Menachem Gsheid for Ynet: For ages, it has been clear to us, the haredim, that we are not...

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 By Rabbi David Niederman: Setting The Record Straight On Yeshivas

In response to the recent attacks on yeshivas, Rabbi David Niederman - a member of the executive member of PEARLS - set the record...

Op-Ed: Gabbaim Wars

The headlines describing the rifts between two major Gedolim in the aftermath of this past election have shocked the Torah world, both in Eretz...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Tangled Up In Jews

Anti-Israel diatribes spring from Iran’s leaders like fleas from a dog, but a recent Iranian Parliament statement stood apart, containing as it did a...

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...

Op-Ed: TAP: What’s the Excitement?

Last week many hailed the passage of the New York State Tuition Assistance Program for rabbinical students. Many activists and community leaders hurried to...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Invitation To Intermarriage

One can't help but feel sad for Noah Feldman. In spite of his considerable professional accomplishments - a law professorship at Harvard, three books,...

Op-Ed: Why Obama Is Losing The Jewish Vote

The following Op-Ed by Dan Senor appears in the WSJ: New York's special congressional election on Tuesday was the first electoral outcome directly affected by...

Op-Ed: How Will Leiby Change Us?

Dear Readers, The recent calamity that took place in our community has had a permanent effect on each and every one of us without exception....

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...

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: The Juxtaposition Of MDA And Red Crescent

How can this be? The Litman family were gunned down on the road from Hevron to Meitar on Friday afternoon whilst they were on their...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Marriage Matters

Along with the new Jewish year, of course, we welcomed a new cycle of Torah-readings.   For Californians, the Shabbos reading of parshas Beraishis was...

Op-Ed: Jersey City: The Next Day – By NYC Councilman Chaim Deutsch

It was cold in Jersey City on Wednesday, but it seemed like the whole neighborhood was standing outside. As I walked down the road...

Op-Ed: 10 Reasons Why Martin Grossman Should Get Clemency

Following are Fact-Points regarding Martin Grossman – Why he should get Clemency instead of being executed on Feb 16, 2010 6:00 PM EST, for a...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: A Lesson From Smokey

On their surface, the e-mails had nothing to do with the uncontrolled wildfires then devastating southern California. Yet the confluence of the messages and...

Op-Ed: Germany Strikes Out At Jews Again

Listening to the international and local Israeli media, I was astonished by the fact that no one mentioned the fact that the prisoner exchange...

Op-Ed By Avi Schick Calling On City To Back Off Metzitzah Following Court Ruling

: A federal appeals court recently issued a decision sharply criticizing a third-term Bloomberg administration health regulation that reflects its we-know-best attitude. By now this...

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...

Yeshiva Boys Smoking: Stopping The Madness Once And For All

Let’s picture the true story of a wonderful Bais Yaakov girl in high school. She has friends, she loves her Torah classes.  She does well...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: The Way We Were, The Way We Can Be

Nochum, a seven-year-old boy from Lakewood, came to shul on Shabbos and was looking for the "lolly man." The gentle soul who usually hands...

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...

Op-Ed: Leiby Got Lost, Like Us

Our children all over the world were praying for Leiby to be protected.  Instead Leiby is now able to help all these same children...

Op-Ed: Rabbi Pruzansky: Private Schools Entitled To Government Funds

New Jersey - Amid this recession, families across New Jersey are struggling to keep up with basic needs, including securing the education of our...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: What’s Happening?

There is nothing that unites Jews everywhere like Yerushalayim. Even those removed from Torah and observance maintain a reverence for the holy city towards...

Op-Ed: The Continuing Pollard Campaign

(By: Shlomo Z. Mostofsky, President, National Council of Young Israel) Everyone knows the story where Moshiach finally arrives. He goes from shul to shul telling...

Op-Ed: Atheists Have No Faith In What They Say

In today’s society, “Freedom of Speech” is used to justify, excuse, and defend otherwise insensitive and often inaccurate statements. So too, in regard to the...

Analysis On The Atzeres Tefillah In Manhattan

This is a response to my good friend Reb Barry Jacobson’s remarks on the Asifa this past Sunday in Manhattan. It also addresses his...

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