Editors Blog: Why Did Netanyahu Support Israel-Poland Agreement?

By Larry Gordon Prime Minister Netanyahu and Polish President Mateusz Morawiecki signed an agreement this week that acknowledges the Polish effort during World War II to save Jews and defeat...

Heard in the Bagel Store: He Could Be Something

Every now and then a story comes to your attention—or, in this case, to my attention—that is not relegated to the schedule or “to do” list to be addressed...

Editor’s Blog: No Room for Bipartisanship in 14th District

It is important that the organized Jewish community in this country has fair and equitable relationships with elected officials on both sides of the aisle in Congress. But at...

From the Editor: Frager Leading the Way to Peace

  Dr. Joe Frager, a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people, really does not need to be defended, not by us here nor by anyone else for that...

Heard in the Bagel Store: A Matter of Life

They both feel that they were destined to meet someday, and they did. This is a story about two men: one a recent kidney donor and the other the recipient...

The Election No One Wanted Is Over

By Larry Gordon That is what it was, the election that many hoped would not have to take place. As I’ve written here in the past, the tradition in the...

Heard in the Bagel Store: All In A Name

On Monday, I had the privilege in shul to name a second grandchild for my mom, Sora Rosa. This is the second grandchild born since her passing 15 months...

From the Editor: Together in a Better Place

It is not yet three months, though it seems like the tragedy that abbreviated the lives of Elisheva Kaplan and Yisroel Levin, a’h, is something that we have been...

From the Editor: Stay With Tradition, Vote Edelman

  Next week, the quaint, upscale, and internationally renowned Village of Lawrence will for the first time feature a competitive election for mayor between two like-minded Orthodox Jewish residents of...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Harvey Kaylie, Quiet Philanthropist

The passing of Harvey Kaylie two weeks ago was a difficult loss for his wife, Gloria, his family, and of course for the overall Jewish community, on so many...

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Humor: Bear With Us

Today’s topic is: “Safety Around Animals.” Most of you are thinking, “I know how to be safe; I just avoid areas where there are animals....

Israel’s ‘Plastic-Bag Law’ Slashed Bag Waste in 2017

The Environmental Protection Ministry lauded the success of a “plastic bag law” that has led to a drastic drop in the use of plastic...

Turkish Woman Freed By Israel After Charging Her With Aiding Hamas

Israel has released a Turkish woman who had been arrested while visiting on a tourist visa and accused of helping the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas,...

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