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MAILBAG: Five Towns Beaches Are OK, But Not A Backyard Minyan With Social-Distancing?

Dear YWN, I’ve lived in the Five Towns my entire life and I grew up always in the middle between Yeshivish and Modern, and recently...

MAILBAG: Why Is “Yeshiva” Canceled for Lag BaOmer?

Dear YWN, When I told my husband that my son's Yeshiva is giving off for Lag Baomer he thought it was a Purim shtick (if...

MAILBAG: Mother Of Kallah Wants To Sign “Simcha Initiative” – But WON’T! Read Why

Der YWN, Last week, YWN published a letter from the father of a Kallah regarding the insane spending on Chasunos. Please publish the following from...

MAILBAG: Response To The Haters, And POLITICIANS Who Pander To Anti-Semites In Sullivan County

Dear YWN, This letter is in response to the outrageous letter by NY State Senator Jen Metzger ([email protected]) published by YWN a few days ago. Let...

MAILBAG: To The Public: On Saving Lives

I am not a huge follower of politics and I can’t say I know every detail of what goes into the decision making process...

MAILBAG: Father Of A Kallah Sounds Off About Insane Spending On Simchas

Dear YWN, After seeing the letter from a Chosson last week, here’s a letter from a "Father of a Kallah". Sitting in Quarantine under very trying...

MAILBAG: Feelings From A Chosson Getting Married During COVID-19

I am a choson a few short weeks away from my chasunah. Being engaged brings about many new feelings and emotions in all that...

MAILBAG: Shiva By “Zoom”?

I recently got up from Shiva for another of Corona’s victims and immediately sat down to write this short article in the hope that...

MAILBAG: Pandemic Of Injustice – Human Rights Violations During COVID-19

This is not the America, I once knew. I used to be immensely proud to be an American. This country provided oxygenation to me...

A Response to the Responder of the 5 Towns Rabbis

This is in response to the person who is taking on the chevas daas of the 57 Rabbis in the Five Towns/Far Rockaway community...

MAILBAG: Why Don’t 5 Towns Rabbonim Ban Cleaning Ladies?

L’Kovod Chashuve Five Towns & Far Rockaway Rabbanim, I, like most of the community received the letter that was put out on Friday (and published...

MAILBAG: Eicha

Eicha - How has it happened that the season of renewal and optimism has become a period of indescribable pain and devastation? Eicha – How...

An Open Letter to Acheinu Bnei Yisrael By A Chevra Kadisha Volunteer

Dear Acheinu Kol Beis Yisrael Hanisunim Batzara Ubashivya, The extraordinary display of compassion and chessed born of the current crisis, R”L, has be an exceptional...

MAILBAG: More Clear Funeral Guidelines And More Action!

I am awe struck by the medical professionals efforts and thank them daily and greatly. This letter is directed to the all other community...

MAILBAG: Open Letter to Relatives of Corona Patients

Dear Fellow Relatives of Corona Patients, I am reaching out to you not as a medical professional but as the daughter of a beloved father...

MAILBAG: Hatzolah Wives – The Real Heroes

Dear Hatzolah Wives, Over the past 3 weeks our lives have turned from the usual to the unexpected. As wives of Hatzoloh members we have the...

JUST THINK! An Updated Purim Thought For The Galus‎ Jew [READ & SHARE]

We’ve all laughed but what was once a harmless joke it’s just not funny any longer. Today with the explosion of social media, there’s...

Op-Ed: Anti-Semitism is Fake News

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, the former chief rabbi of England, once described anti-Semitism as a virus and sickness of the soul, which has no...

MAILBAG: Mispallel In Rabbi Rottenberg Shul Sounds Off About Hypocrisy Of Governor Cuomo

Dear YWN, I am a mispallel in R' Rottenbergs Shul and live around the corner. We were at a family Chanukah chaggiga at my sister-in-law...

Keeping The Miraculous Light Of Chanukah Burning Brightly, Centuries Later

(By Zvi Gluck) Ask a first grader in any yeshiva what Chanukah is all about and he/she will tell you how a small container of...

MAILBAG: Pained Talmid Wonders If Mechanchim Ever Make A Cheshbon Hanefesh

You know the expression, time heals all wounds? Or, forgive and forget? Well, sometimes that just doesn’t happen, try as you may. When I was...

MAILBAG: Frum Handicapped Woman Driver Sounds Off At How She Was Treated By A...

Dear YWN readership, I went shopping today in Brooklyn at Bingo, and parked in the Bingo parking lot using a handicapped parking spot with proper...

MAILBAG: The Jewish Music Industry Should Never Use Guitarist Avi Singolda Again – READ...

Who is guitarist Avi Singolda, and why is this important? I will explain. Avi Singolda was introduced to the Jewish music industry around 25 years ago...

MAILBAG: Thoughts of a Longtime Hatzolah Member On The Ezras Nashim Fiasco

The Chillul Hashem that played out last week in a public forum has shook me to the core. As a member of Chevra Hatzolah,...

MAILBAG: Mother Of Nachal Chareidi Soldier Says Netzach Yehudah Soldiers MISTREATED And In Jail

Dear YWN Editor and the People of Israel, As an Israeli-American and the mother of a Netzach Yehuda (Nahal Haharedi) soldier serving in the Shomron,...

MAILBAG: Should Yeshivas Allow Bochrim To Attend Siyum HaShas?

Dear YWN, I am unsure what to think about it, but there are some Yeshivos that have told their students that they may not go...

MAILBAG: What Are We Doing About Children Still Not Accepted To Schools?

YWN NOTE: There are still approximately 20 girls without a high school to go to in Lakewood, and an unknown number of children still...

MAILBAG: “Yeshiva Dollars” Are Burden On Families

Many Yeshivos have a policy that you need to purchase Yeshiva Dollars to spend which helps the Yeshiva pull in income. Some Yeshivos have...

MAILBAG: The Problem With Cholov Yisroel

Dear Readers, I wish to share with you my personal thoughts on an issue that I have seen and likely many of you have experienced...

MAILBAG: Why Do Camp Rabbeyim Get Paid So Little?

Dear fellow brother, I was shocked and horrified when I found out that my sons camp is paying their Rebbeim the same salary as they...

MAILBAG: We Will Not Stand By As Children’s Lives Are Carelessly Put At Stake...

'Lo Sa'amod al Dam Rei'echa!' Our dear Jewish Brothers and Sisters, We are writing to you out of deep frustration and genuine fear for innocent Jewish...

MAILBAG: Outrage Over Ami Magazine Cover Story

Dear Rabbi Frankfurter (Editor of Ami Magazine), I am reaching out to you as an avid Ami fan and subscriber. But I am also reaching...

MAILBAG: Chesed Campaigns Are OUT OF CONTROL!

Has there been a recent financial crisis that the media isn’t reporting? Why is it that every day there is another fundraiser being passed...

MAILBAG: Are Yeshivas Closing Too Early For Summer Vacation?

Dear YWN. I am a proud parent at Yeshiva Torah Vodaath in Flatbush. They sent out this incredible letter which I feel should be...

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