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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...

MAILBAG: The Flip Side

I write the following letter not as if I know anything more than anyone. Many points in this letter are stated as facts that...

MAILBAG: Flatbush Community – WHERE ARE YOU?

Dear Flatbush Neighbors, NO - this is not a fundraiser. I am not asking for money. I am writing this letter out of true sadness...

MAILBAG: A Family’s Nightmare of a Young Child With Measles

The last day of Yom Tov should have been a wonderful ending to a beautiful Pesach in Israel. Instead, it turned into a nightmare...

MAILBAG: An Open Letter To My Fellow Mothers in Flatbush

‎I never wrote like this before but as a mother of daughters, I feel compelled to speak out. I got a call last week from...

MAILBAG: Orlando Pesach Program Guest Responds to the Reported Fiasco

The following is an unedited response to a YWN article published on Chol Hamoed, detailing a fiasco at the "A Different Pesach Program" in...

MAILBAG: Kiddush Hashem In Jackson

Over the past five years, the town of Jackson, NJ, has experienced a massive influx of frum Jews seeking housing in the vicinity of...

MAILBAG: Posting Pictures Of Swastikas Exacerbates The Situation

Spray-painted Swastikas and vulgar phrases threatening to destroy the Jews define the sad reality we live in. Open any news outlet and you will...

MAILBAG: Moster Uses Rockland Measles Outbreak to Smear Yeshivas

As reported on YWN, Rockland County has declared a measles state of emergency, the very first of its kind. There is no question that there is...

MAILBAG: The Cell Phone Conundrum

As an avid reader of this publication, the first feature I turn to is the letters. There I can get a sense of what...

MAILBAG: Former Seminary Director Discusses “Seminary Crisis”

Dear YWN Editor, I read the letter from the father of the girl who was rejected by three seminaries and while I truly appreciate his...

MAILBAG ROUNDUP: Seminary Feelings – Batch 2

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following the publishing of a letter from a father of a girl rejected from every seminary she applied to, YWN has received well over one...

MAILBAG: Plea From Jackson Resident to Those Considering Moving to Towns Surrounding Lakewood

I'm hoping this letter will serve as an eye opener to all of our frum brothers and sisters out there looking to relocate to...

MAILBAG ROUNDUP: Seminary Feelings – Batch 1

EDITOR'S NOTE: Following the publishing of a letter from a father of a girl rejected from every seminary she applied to, YWN has received...

MAILBAG: Reader Demands YWN Apologize Over Lev Tahor Cult “Motzei Shem Ra”

The following unedited letter was submitted to YWN: Sir, Yesterday was the first time I heard about Helbrans. I was curious and Googled. I found your...

MAILBAG: Open Letter to Temple University About Anti-Semitic Professor Marc Lamont Hill

Richard M. Englert President of Temple University Second Floor, Sullivan Hall 1330 Polett Walk Philadelphia, PA 19122 Dear Mr. President, Alas, I almost forgot about the speech delivered by the...

MAILBAG: Reader Demands YWN Apologize For Publishing Video Of Reckless Williamsburg Cheder Bus

In response to an article and video that YWN published on Friday, a reader submitted the following unedited Dear Yeshiva World News, Good Morning and shavuha...

ASHREICHEM! Agudah Apologizes For Newspaper Attacking Gadol Hador Distributed at Convention

On Erev Shabbos, YWN published a letter written by a participant at the Agudah Convention. The letter was a public Ma'cha against a newspaper...