Op-Ed: The Two Candidates for NYS Senate District 20

09/09/2014 10:07 AM

(By: Yosef Hershkop) Today, Tuesday September 9, 2014, is primary day in New York State. Our community will elect its next NY State Senator to represent District 20.


Op-Ed: Time To Stand Up For Religious Freedom

09/08/2014 3:40 PM Updated: 2 years ago

(Yitzchok Ben-Shmuel). A bakery in Colorado, a photographer in New Mexico, and a florist in Washington state, what do these businesses have in common? They are


Op-Ed: If You Don’t Vote, Stop Complaining: It’s That Simple!

09/08/2014 9:00 AM Updated: 2 years ago

(Ezra Friedlander). It seems that everybody has an opinion these days, especially about politics. Everyone seems to know just how we should run our city, our


EDITORIAL: What If That Yarmulke Were A Keffiyeh?

09/07/2014 9:00 AM Updated: 2 years ago

As activists, headed by Rev. Al Sharpton, marched and protested against the NYPD and City officials over the killing of Eric Garner, a new report revealed


Reb. Nachman Caller: Open Letter To Residents Of Town Of Thompson Re: Catskills Casinos

08/29/2014 2:32 PM Updated: 2 years ago

The following is an open letter to all of the residents of the town of Thompson in Sullivan County from R’ Nachman C. Caller Esq., a


Analysis: Aleichem’s ‘Yinglish’ Embodied Blending of Two Worlds for Jewish US Immigrants

08/20/2014 1:27 PM

In a column published by the Jewish Voice and Herald of Rhode Island, Rabbi James B. Rosenberg, rabbi emeritus of Temple Habonim in Barrington, analyzes the


Op-Ed: International Relations Can Survive Without Borough Presidents

08/20/2014 11:45 AM Updated: 2 years ago

(By Ronn Torossian). In the aftermath of the debate about whether Mayor DeBlasio should reimburse NY taxpayers for paying for his personal trips comes the all-important


Op-Ed: Andrew Cuomo At Home In Israel

08/20/2014 7:48 AM

(By Shai Franklin). New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent solidarity mission to Israel was just that. It was not a trade delegation or a diplomatic errand.


Op-Ed: Amidst Grief and Tears, Gratitude To Law Enforcement & Public Servants

08/19/2014 2:37 PM Updated: 2 years ago

(By Rabbi Abe Friedman). The last 36 hours have been exceptionally trying for the Jewish community as word came of two separate situations, each one of


Op-Ed: Another Unilateral Cease-Fire, What’s Next?

08/07/2014 12:26 PM

(By Shai Franklin). Israel has destroyed the easiest targets in Gaza, including major tunnels, rocket stockpiles, and command sites. Getting the rest will be very bloody


Op-Ed: Israel Doesn’t Have A Right To Defend Itself, It Has The Duty To Defend Itself

07/21/2014 12:06 PM

Imagine your country, any country in the world, would have a terrorist organization that’s sole purpose is to wipe you off the map, and it’s capable


EDITORIAL: Not The Time to Tear, Not The Time To Speak

07/03/2014 12:15 PM Updated: 2 years ago

As Jewish people across the globe are still in pain, mourning the murder of the three innocent teens, the Grand Rabbi of Satmar, Reb Ahron Teiltelbaum


Op-Ed: Our Hearts are Aching…How Can we Ever Overcome?

07/01/2014 3:28 PM

Baruch Dayan Emet. HaShem Yikom Damam. Blessed is the Judger of truth. May G-d avenge their blood. To say that the past 12 hours have been


Once A Unifying Cause, Israel Now Divides Jewish Communities

06/08/2014 7:18 PM Updated: 2 years ago

(AP) Israel was once a unifying cause for generations of American Jews, but that has changed recently and for the time being, Israel is bitterly dividing


Kornbluh: A New Mayor, A New Era For Small Businesses

05/10/2014 11:51 PM Updated: 2 years ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s executive budget presentation on Thursday included a significant change of policy that may have gone diluted in the news. The new budget,


Op-Ed: Response To Ari Hart’s Op-Ed in The Jewish Week By An East Ramapo Board Member

05/05/2014 2:39 PM

The following is an Op-Ed by Harry Grossman in response to Rabbi Avi Hart’s Op-Ed in The Jewish Week: As we allow how sefira beards to


Op-Ed: Forget The Past; It’s Too Heavy To Carry

05/04/2014 3:05 PM Updated: 2 years ago

(Isaac Kornbluh – London, UK). Let me share with your readers some motivational thoughts to ponder on, following a beautiful and uplifting YomTov, which has albeit


Rabbi Shmuley Explains ‘Why Pollard and Rubashkin Are Rotting in Jail’

04/02/2014 8:26 AM Updated: 3 years ago

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach rips into the broader Jewish Community: And here you have the reason why inmates like Jonathan Pollard and Sholom Rubashkin, amid their inexcusable


Gestetner: I Am of the 7 Million Who Signed Up for Obamacare

04/01/2014 1:00 PM Updated: 3 years ago

The Obama administration is boasting that 7 million people signed up for an Affordable Care Act (ACA) plan; or what some call Obamacare. My wife and


EDITORIAL: A New Star – A Greenfield – Is Born In Monsey

03/24/2014 11:21 AM Updated: 3 years ago

Activists, volunteers, community leaders and elected officials in the upstate area of Rockland and Orange County are all praise of Monsey’s own resident Michael Greenfield – the