The Gestetner and Polonsky families have penned the following open letter of thanks to the Crown Heights community and to the Jewish community at large, for the outpouring of kindness and prayers during the past few difficult weeks leading up to and after the tragic passing of Shua Polonsky, OBM
President Street residents are up in arms over a 4:00am ‘wake-up call’ they received courtesy of an NYPD patrol cruiser announcing that residents must come out and move their cars. One reader, Amir P., was so upset that he called it “brutality” and authored a letter about this shocking experience.
In response to the recent attacks on yeshivas in New York, Rabbi David Niederman – a member of the executive committee of Parents for Educational And Religious Liberty in Schools (PEARLS) – set the record straight in an op-ed in the Daily News this morning.
The Kinus Hashluchim is fast approaching. Once again our streets will be filled with Shluchim of all ages, from all over the globe. And once again our streets will also be filled with the same complaints, Sina, and Loshon Hora.
Following the tragic death Malky Klein, a troubled young woman who was failed by the system, which shocked the Orthodox-Jewish community to its core, renowned Crown Heights educator Dena Gorkin wrote the following op-ed as a tribute to the young woman, which contains a list of tips that educators and parents should use for raising their children.
“Every year, when the Jewish Telegraphic Agency summarizes the top ten Jewish moments of the year (“that had the most significance for Jews”), I am reminded of how out-of-touch and how irrelevant the JTA are to the Jewish community in general, and to the Orthodox Jewish community in particular,” Writes Los Angeles attorney Baruch C. Cohen in this op-ed he submitted to CrownHeights.info.
In an explosive op-ed published in the Times of Israel, a modern-Orthodox father of four explains how he was able to cut down his Jewish expenses to “just” $40,000 a year.
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel, Shelley Civkin revealed what she believes is the best kept secret in the Jewish world.
Col. Jacob Goldstein, who served for 34 years as Chairman for the Crown Heights Community Board, explains why he believes community members should support Ede Fox in tomorrow’s Democratic primary for City Council, and not Laurie Cumbo.
In response to this op-ed published earlier this week on CrownHeights.info on racism in Chabad, one community member responds that the only true racism is not holding up our African-American neighbors to the same standards as everyone else.
An anonymous member of the Crown Heights community submitted this op-ed, suggesting a simple and practical solution to the ongoing tuition crisis – a solution that restores power to the parents, and takes us back to the way things used to be long ago.
A parent who functions as a friend is denying that child a functioning parent, says author Shoshanna Silcove in this op-ed she penned for CrownHeights.info.
Following the horrific events in Charlottesville, VA, this past weekend, Bracha B. a Crown Heights resident, says she can no longer remain silent in the face of a grave issue within our community.
“What kind of cushy lifestyle have we gotten accustomed to that so many want to thrive off the culture of victimhood?” asks D.J. Granovetter in this op-ed he submitted to CrownHeights.info.
“While the enforcement of a student’s tznius style can be easily imposed from within the classroom, determining whether a child’s mother maintains the required standards is often based on sketchy observations, unintentional misunderstandings, hazy perceptions, distorted hearsay, and untrue gossip,” says the anonymous author of this op-ed submitted to CrownHeights.info.
Jason Frances is a recent graduate of University of Central Florida, where he was active with Chabad on Campus. He penned this op-ed giving young Jewish students 10 reasons to go to Chabad on Campus, which was published by The Forward.
The catastrophic numbers of drug users, deaths and overdoses only pale in comparison to the nightmare of a 90% relapse rate. This plague has not passed over the Jewish people. Does Judaism have anything to offer in the recovery of those battling addictions? Rabbi David Nessenoff believes that it does.
Rabbi Leibel Estrin, well-known to many as the writer of the popular Mendy and the Golem comic books during the 80s and 90s, penned the following op-ed on what the Alter Rebbe has to say about checking one’s phone during davening.
Mushky, a young Crown Heights mother, composed this poem to express her thoughts and feelings on the Tznius issue facing our community, with whom she chose to share it.
As we continue through the summer months, when dressing modestly becomes a greater challenge, we present an op-ed by renowned author and educator Rabbi Moshe Wiener, who relates the Rebbe’s message as to whether dressing immodestly is a private matter, or something that negatively affects others.
When somebody says the word tznius, the first thing that comes to mind is what we wear. Our apparel reflects our culture, our nature, our mood, and our social status. For us, clothing is the most external expression of ourselves. However, people don’t often think that how we dress can affect how we are from the outside, in.
Following the recent rash of arrests in Lakewood over Medicaid and welfare fraud, an anonymous member of the Orthodox-Jewish community in the tri-state area penned the following op-ed to the broader community, laying out the case for keeping things kosher.