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...

The Press Is At It Again With Its ‘Love’ For Jews

The latest is from a NY Post story, written by Reuven Blau and published August 23. In the story, the writer says that “Rabbinical...

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...

Op-Ed: Is David Weprin Loyal To Torah Judaism?

Congressional candidate David Weprin labels himself a “Modern Orthodox” Jew. But, is his Jewish religion really an important priority in his life? Does he really...

Larry Gordon – Philanthropic Priorities

It was the Super Bowl that instigated the discussion. On the recent Super Bowl Sunday, a rabbi friend in the community expressed chagrin and...

Analysis: Obama Vs. The Super PACs: How The Incumbent Prevailed

Millions of dollars were raised and spent, swing states reeled from endless political ads, and now that President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the...

Op-Ed: The End Of Our Innocence

It is ironic that in order for me to get this message out I have chosen to use your service, an Internet site no...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: Jewish Wealths

Stephen Schwarzman is a very wealthy man.  And a very generous one. The CEO and co-founder of The Blackstone Group, a New York investment bank,...

Op-Ed: In Ramapo Vote for Growth; Vote Against Hate

With Election Day rapidly approaching, now is the time for each of us to contemplate how we are going to cast our vote.  Now...

Editorial: Our Own Worst Enemy

Acheinu Bais Yisroel, As many of you already know, a horrible chillul Hashem was brought to light on the front pages of many major New...

Op-Ed: Discrimination Against Hasidic Jews Is Also Anti-Semitism

Every so often I see a press release that causes a double take. Last week’s came from the Town of Mamakating, in upstate New...

Op-Ed: Your Children Matter: Vote Today To Save Their Future

In recent years, the presidential elections have been deemed "historic." After George W. Bush was elected president, people were fed up with dynasties and...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The Nature Of Nature

It is a strange and disorienting panorama that Rav Eliyahu Eliezer Dessler, ZATZAL, asks us to ponder: a world where the dead routinely rise...

Rabbi Avi Shafran: The Four Answers

It is not only the Torah’s words that hold multiple layers of meaning.  So do those of Chazal – even the words of the...

Op-Ed: Noach Dear Should Stay Put

With Simcha Felder leaving the City Council to go to the Comptroller's Office (good luck Simcha!), there has been a lot of speculation about...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Extreme Chesed

In this week’s parsha, we learn that following the passing of Sarah Imeinu, Avrohom Avinu sends his trusted aide Eliezer to find a shidduch...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Torah, Torah and Noch Torah

Numb. We should all be feeling numb. There should be no words to describe how we feel. Darkness has descended and we should all...

Op-Ed By Dov Hikind: It Was Never About Metal Detectors

It’s not about metal detectors. And how ridiculous that I should even have to say that. A child watching Sesame Street knows when things are...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Eternal Wealth

Madoff. The fascination with this man’s downfall and the manner in which he hoodwinked shrewd, intelligent people seems bottomless. Why is the public appetite...

MAILBAG: Why I Won’t Be Voting For Chaim Deutsch

Dear YWN, I am writing you this letter the night before Election Day 2013, as we prepare to vote for our next Mayor, Councilman, District...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Sukkos in Yerushalayim: Glimpses of a Trip

This year, I had the very special zechus to travel with my family to Eretz Yisroel for Sukkos and to spend the wonderful Yom...

Op-Ed: The Enigma Of Rick Santorum

Dissatisfied Republicans have looked everywhere for an authentic conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, everywhere that is, except for the one place where it might...

Op-Ed By Ed Koch: The Coming Political Tsunami

I predict a Republican victory of tsunami proportions on November 2nd. For the last six months in various public forums, I have said that Republicans...

REGARDING GRAPHIC CONTENT – The YWN Posting Policy

Some people have questioned Yeshiva World News’ decision to post the horrifying events of the Malchei Yisroel Steet attack in Geulah. YWN is aware...

Op-Ed: It’s Not Only Simcha Felder They’re Coming After — IT’S US!

(By: Chaskel Bennett) The headlines have taken dead aim and unless you have been sleeping you know the Orthodox Jewish community is under attack, in...

Op-Ed By Yair Lapid: The Betrayal of the Intellectual

I don't accuse intellectuals of bias or of anti-Semitism but too many of them are certainly guilty of intellectual laziness. Too many American and European...

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...

Opinion: The Palin-Hillary Fiasco; A Missed Opportunity

I don't speak for any organization. I don't speak for a special interest group. I don't speak as one who supports a Republican or...

Op-Ed: Cory Booker: Honorary Member of the Tribe

The special election in New Jersey to replace the late Senator Frank Lautenberg has lived up to the hype. With two veteran members of...

Pittsburgh: An Inside View

People throughout the world have been moved by the shocking murder of eleven Jews in Pittsburgh. Good people have approached strangers, recognizing that they...

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...

Op-Ed: Israel Doesn’t Use Scanners

The following Op-Ed by Rafi Sela, an Israeli airport security consultant, was printed in todays NY Times: The problem with the Transportation Security Administration is...

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...

10 Minutes That Will Last Forever

Most people assume that if they "get it right" most of the time, they'll succeed in life. Getting it right may refer to how...

Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz: Pesach Preparation

Some Yomim Tovim have a way of just creeping up on you. Before you realize that they are around the corner, they’ve arrived. Pesach...

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