Op-Ed: Lowering the National Debt Will Further Boost Economic Growth

As the budget dogfight continued in Washington on Friday, we finally heard some good news: the unemployment rate went down below the 9% mark,...

Debate Recap: Obama ‘Bewildered & Lost Without Teleprompter’

Bewildered and lost without his teleprompter, President Obama flailed all around the debate stage last night. He was stuttering, nervous and petulant. It was...

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....

Op-Ed: The State, Hellenism & Hate for Torah Jewry

The Plesner Committee announces it is simply carrying out its duty based on the decision of the High Court of Justice that invalidated the...

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 Avi Shafran: Chosen

In the April issue of Commentary, a scholar dared to raise one of the few remaining issues still considered impolite these days for public...

Op-Ed: Jewish Vote Veers Right – At Times

The following Op-Ed was written by Tevi troy for Politico: For decades, conservative Jews have been wondering when the traditionally Democratic Jewish voter would make...

Op-Ed: The Carter Moment: Where Obama Went Wrong

Ever since Barack Obama announced his intentions to run for US president, he was seen as a mere effigy of former President Jimmy Carter....

Op-Ed: A United Vote Is Needed In Monsey

As frum Jews, we often take for granted the freedoms that we are privileged to enjoy.  Our community simply assumes that our elected officials...

Refuting ‘Re-Examining The Pollard Case’ – A Blood Libel Against Jonathan Pollard

Even a cursory glance at the facts which Yair Hoffman totally ignores in his article, “Re-examining the Pollard Issue” (5 Towns Jewish Times...

Rabbi Yakov Horowitz: Parenting an At-Risk Teen

Imagine going for a walk one winter morning and finding your neighbor sitting in his car vigorously turning the steering wheel - while the...

Op-Ed: Response To The NASI Project – By Rabbi Chananya Weissman

I write these words in response to the NASI Project’s latest initiative, which I will assume readers are already familiar with. I believe very...

Op-Ed: Health Insurers Don’t Earn Much Despite High Premiums

In a scathing report, Democrat Congressman Pete Stark produced a report showing that for 2010, five major health insurers raked in a total of...

US Issues New Terrorism Alert For Europe

State Department is warning Americans living in and traveling to Europe of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks on the continent through the summer. In...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Lessons For Life

We are all familiar with the admonition of Chazal at the beginning of this week’s parsha that explains the posuk, “V’eileh…asher tosim lifneihem -...

EDITORIAL: Taking Responsibility For Pollard

Israel’s state comptroller, retired judge Micha Lindenstrauss, last week released a report on the country’s handling of the Pollard affair. In a nutshell, the...

Op-Ed: Disgusted Over Video With People Laughing And Dancing During Hafganos

After reading YWN for many years, I am sure that there will be those who will defend the animals protesting in Yerushalayim today. But first,...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Vanquishing the Middas Hadin

Rosh Chodesh Elul is upon us. As the summer winds down, we marvel at how swiftly the days flew by, these weeks that began...

Op-Ed: How A ‘NY Times Blog’ Spins An Article In A Racist Manner

As YWN reported this past Monday, many elected officials gathered to denounce NYC Councilman Charles Barron’s long track record of Anti-Semitic, and hateful rhetoric...

Editorial: North Korea Threatens Nuke Offensive, But UN Is Calling for Worldwide Ban…On Plastic...

The Associated Press headlines this morning blared with the following: "North Korea said Tuesday it would use nuclear weapons in a "merciless offensive" if provoked -...

Foreclosure Defense: I Have Been Served With A Foreclosure Summons & Complaint. Now What?

As discussed in the previous column, following the borrower’s non-payment of the mortgage for a period of about 2 to 3 months, the lender...

The Truth About the Sephardic Community

The Sephardic community has a well deserved reputation for its outstanding levels of tzedaka and chesed. It serves as a model of generosity, dedication,...

British MP Slams BBC Over Biased Coverage Of Itamar Massacre

Who is Tamar Fogel? The chances are that you will have no idea. She is a 12-year-old girl who arrived home late on Friday,...

Op-Ed: Mr. President, What Is a Dumb War?

On October 2, 2002, President George W. Bush and the House Leadership agreed on a joint resolution authorizing the Iraq War. It was a bipartisan resolution that called for...

Op-Ed: Hamas Attacked You, Mr. President

The most surprising thing about President Obama’s press appearance with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu Friday was the way in which Netanyahu kept returning to...

Man With Knife Threatening Jewish People Arrested In Kew Gardens Hills Queens

A mentally disturbed man threatening people with a knife was arrested before he was able to hurt anyone. An eyewitness tells YWN that at around 10:00PM...

Op-Ed: Drawing the line on J Street

The Conference of Presidents rejection of J Street’s membership application was the right decision. During the nearly yearlong after J Street applied for membership...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Bad News Parade

A parade of bad news has been emanating from the Mideast over the past week, and no one knows what to do about it.   Hamas...

Op-Ed: President Obama — The Long Goodbye Begins

Tuesday's special elections for House seats in New York and Nevada were devastating for Democrats. Both races turned into a referendum on President Obama,...

Daily News Op-Ed: Kelly Should be Next Mayor After Way He Handled Murder Of...

Ray Kelly, the police commissioner who should be the next mayor of New York, seems to show you his best in the city's worst...

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: The Yetzer Hara Is Spiraling Out Of Control

Oy vey. Shreklach. The sha'ilos I've personally received, as well as the issues that come to the BJX helpline are hair-raising, shocking and sad. The Yetzer Hara...

Op-Ed: Are These Not Jewish Children?

We have heard the news and perhaps seen the pictures. The facts are not disputed. A little eight year religious Jewish girl was attempting to walk...

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...

Analysis: Tax Overhaul Bill Headed For The Shelf

Ordinarily, the late-winter introduction of major legislation by the chairman of a powerful committee might signal a major push in Congress for an election-year...

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