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MAILBAG: Jewish Man Viciously Assaulted In Target In Flatbush – Read The Shocking Details

Diversity and Inclusion and Getting Assaulted in Target: Has the Pendulum Swung Too Far the Other Way? I was shopping with my wife at a...

MAILBAG: Never Say Never! Why a “Never Trumper” Voted For Trump

(By: B.A. Mentch) Four years ago, in early November 2016, I wrote a scathing article about President Trump titled: The “A to Z Bumps. Why...

MAILBAG: Send In The Clowns

I once criticized a Jewish friend of mine for verbally attacking other Jews with the offhand comment that he was an anti-Semite. “If so,...

MAILBAG: Unmasking Why I Wear A Mask

I’m a simple person. I ain’t no doctor. I ain’t no Rov. I can’t tell you if masks will stop/slow the virus or if masks...

MAILBAG: Anti-Semitic Cashier In NJ “Dollar Tree” Store

Dear YWN, I wanted to let your readers know of the following disturbing incident. I was shopping in Dollar Tree located at 67 St Georges Ave,...

Op-Ed: Double Standards Against Jews in NYC

For months, protestors were in the streets in NYC, rioters destroyed countless stores and caused millions of dollars in damages while the government largely...

MAILBAG: Father of Journalist Jacob Kornbluh Speaks Out

As the father of Jacob Kornbluh, I wish to express my horror and disgust at the trolls and vile comments and curses directed towards...

MAILBAG: Boro Park Protest: Media and Official’s Hypocrisy and the Urgent Need for Peaceful...

"Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jews burn masks in violent protests." So ran a recent Washington Post headline. This stands in stark contrast to the great lengths...

MAILBAG: Where Are The Rabbonim In Boro Park?

Mr. Tischler is a rabble rouser of the worst type, calling government officials who generally respect, and assist, the Jews of NY, horrific names...

MAILBAG: Disturbed Over Boro Park Protest

Dear YWN, I am very disturbed by what happened last night in Boro park. As much as Cuomo is discriminating against the Jewish community, why are...

MAILBAG: Lakewood Resident Pleads To Community To Take Proper Precautions

Dear members of Lakewood, A few months ago, if anyone would have told me we would be heading toward March again, or even a tiny...

MAILBAG: Selfish People Causing COVID-19 Spike In Our Community

To Our Community, My wife recently tested positive for COVID-19 after spending all summer in the mountains. After testing positive for the virus, we let...

MAILBAG: Upset Over Improper Mask Use

Dear YWN staff, First off I would like to thank the YWN personnel for their extensive coverage over what the Gedolei Yisrael have instructed during...

MAILBAG: School Report Cards For Coronavirus Time?! Seriously?

Dear YWN. Two manila envelopes arrive in the mail yesterday unexpectedly, so I opened them up - and to my surprise and bewilderment, they were...

MAILBAG: “ParkBusting” Is A Disgrace To Our Nation

To the YWN staff, I would like to start off by expressing my appreciation to for your kosher coverage of daily news. It is to...

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: 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...

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