Friday, September 7, 2012

My Debut in the 'Yeshivah World News' (YWN) Print Edition

This Friday morning, tens of thousands of residents in Midwood & Boro Park woke up to find the first ever print edition of Yeshiva World News on their doorsteps. This free newspaper, scheduled to be delivered each Friday, has many features which are not available on our website including breaking news, in depth feature reporting, top political analysis and a children’s section. 

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Below is my in-depth features in the print edition - on the Metzitzah B'peh figh.

FRONT PAGE AND CONTINUED ON PG. 30:

Bloomberg Declares War on Bris Milah

It’s New York City and it’s the Jewish mayor, Mike Bloomberg. The latest attempt to regulate the traditional and sacred practice known as metzitzah b'peh has driven many Rabbis and elected officials to not only condemn the move. This could eventually put the entire practice of Briz Milah in jeopardy. This may also vow with the strongest terms to disobey any order or comply with the new rules expected to be set by NYC’s Health Department (DOH).

Friday, June 1, 2012

Felder 2008 in English - For Obama; Felder 2012 in Hebrew - For McCain

It used to be Yasser Arafat's tactic to say something nice about peace and warm relations with Israel in English, but then call for Jihad and war with Israel, to his people in Arabic. Well, it turns out that politician's are inclined to use the same method, run away from their record and previous statements, in order to get elected. 

The Democratic candidate for the new State Senate 'Super Jewish' District in Brooklyn, Simcha Felder told the Israeli/Orthodox weekend magazine Bakehila in Hebrew, that his public support for Barack Obama in the 2008 democratic primaries over the favorite Hillary Clinton was taken out of context. "I was supportive of Senator John McCain for President," he told the magazine. 

Monday, April 23, 2012

Exclusive interview with State Senate hopeful David Storobin

As reported on Saturday night by Yossi Gestetner, "According to insiders knowledgeable of the discussions that took place in recent weeks, the Republican Leader of the NY State Senate Dean Skelos is ready to clear the way for Democrat Simcha Felder to run in an open election for the newly created Super Jewish State Senate District. ‘An Open Election’ here would mean that the GOP and Conservative lines will also try to carry Simcha Felder, to secure a Felder win."

"Skelos is ready to help Felder secure the GOP and Conservatives lines, and to accommodate other potential Republicans such such as David Storobin that he should run in a different district." 

David Storobin, still hopeful of securing a victory in the special election in the 27th district, that took place on march 20th and is being fiercely challenged in court now, was outraged when I asked him if he would be willing to work together with the majority leader, that backed him him in the 27th, to decide on an agreed candidate for the super Jewish district. "Is this the Soviet Union?," he asked. "I am outraged at the mere idea of there being an "agreed candidate". Candidates should be agreed upon by the voters on election day," he said.