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Mailbag: Is “Chemistry” Important?

By Rabbi Daniel Schneierson Question:      Why is it that many younger guys and girls think that there should be "chemistry" by the second or third...

Another Outraged Parent Questions Why Brooklyn Yeshivas Have Not Started

YWN has been getting dozens of letters from parents outraged at why Yeshivas have not yet started in Brooklyn. The following is the latest letter received:...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Issues With Yated Editorial)

Dear YWN, I found the "editorial" in the Yated this week, although painful and heart wrenching, self serving in the extreme and not a little...

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: A Ritual of Madness

Dear YWN, I appreciate you allowing me to pen my thoughts and be read by the masses through your beautiful platform known as Yeshiva World...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Why Be Frum?)

It is the night of Tishah B'av, and I am sitting in my dorm room in one of Columbia University's residential halls. Looking out...

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...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (From Jewish Inmates Of Otisville Prison)

Editors Note: Just before Pesach, YWN had posted an article which had appeared in the NY Magazine regarding the Pesach Seder in Otisville Federal...

Out Of The Mailbag: (Who Are Our Camp Counselors?)

Dear YWN, As we sit in the midst of the summer, it pains me to watch what has now become of summer camps for teenage...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Bad News?)

Dear Yeshivaworld, Sometime I wonder. We are inundated with bad news. We hear terrible stories every day, and we are slowly becoming numb to them. But sometimes...

Out Of The Mailbag: Bobov Splits — a Cow

Dear YWN, I came across the following editorial in the Journal News today. After reading it, I have come to the conclusion that it's "high-time" that...

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: 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...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Getting Ready For Chodesh Elul)

I attended a hearing at the US Capitol this morning. The room was filled with approximately 50 people, including US Representatives, business people, and...

Gazing At The First Candle……

There was a time when the Jews lived in a society advanced beyond all others. This society allowed much freedom, way beyond the repressive...

Cleaning Lady Alert

Crown Heights, Brooklyn - Random items appeared to be missing from our apartment. Could it be our sweet hardworking cleaning lady who came...

MAILBAG: My Idea On How To Pay Back Hamas For Killing The 3 Innocent...

Dear YWN, I am outraged, as is everyone else, upon hearing the tragic news, that the three kidnapped yeshiva boys - Naftali Fraenkel Gil-ad Shaar and...

MAILBAG: Parent In School Of Viral ‘Hair-Length’ Video Speaks Out

Dear Readers, I am a parent in the school of which a controversial video was blasted out to social media yesterday. My daughter is...

Out Of The Mailbag: The Inside Story of The Jewish Observer

By Rabbi Yosef C. Golding Executive Director, RCCS   It’s hard for me to believe that your (usually) astute readership does not realize what really precipitated the...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Mishloach Manos Crisis?)

It's a week before Purim, and instead of preparing for another full day of work or gathering my energy to take care of my...

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...

Out Of The Mailbag: (Bear Minyan – Hatzlacha vBracha)

To the Bear Stearns Minyan, one last time: After two great years at the Bear, and having been observant for about the same amount of...

Shidduch Crisis? Part II

The following article appears in this weeks 5 Towns Jewish Times:  You may have noticed that people seem to be obsessed with a so-called shidduch...

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...

Out Of The Mailbag – Lakewood Should Be Endorsing Chris Christie

To the chashuvah kehillah of Lakewood, We are now in the last remaining days before the election. This election is a most important one for...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Modest Suggestion For Shidduch Crisis)

Dear Yeshiva World, There is much being said about the Shiddich situation today. I have a modest suggestion that can be implemented by individuals. The Gra...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Big Event Fund, Or Rabbeyim Fund?)

Dear Yeshiva World News,  We have all heard about the money loss regarding the Big Event concert and about the rabbonim who will raise the...

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...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor

Dear YW Editor, Below is an actual letter published in the online version of The Journal News today. (The bold and underlines are my edits.)...

Mailbag: What One Store Owner Did L’Kovid Shabbos for the Soldiers in Gaza

The father of a Chayal (soldier) who is now in Gaza told how his son was informed on Friday that his unit will not be going...

Out Of The Mailbag – To YW Editor (Kashrus Koncerns)

Dear Yeshiva World readers, I am saddened to write this letter as unfortunately I need an outlet to express my anger and disappointment with a...

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: What A Reader Thinks Of The YWN Coverage Of The Despicable NY Post...

Dear YWN, Your coverage of the horrific post headlines, including continuously showing the front page of the post is disgraceful and giving much more publicity...

MAILBAG: Where Are The Askanim? Tuition Is About To Rise In MANY NYC Yeshivos

As the summer turns to a close, the talk shifts to the upcoming school year and tuition. I will not regurgitate all that's been...

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