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...

In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

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: 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...

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...

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: Who Is Herbert Samuel?

Who was Herbert Samuel other than the namesake of one of the newest and most attractive hotels in the center of Jerusalem with a location that is a dream...

Left, Right, Wrong

By Larry Gordon Why is it that the media and other aggressive critics are so determined to work to undermine those who, on the surface anyway, seem to have their...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Not A Smart Move

Few will dispute the fact that it was not a pretty or helpful sight—the 15,000 people, mostly chassidim, gathered last Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, specifically...

From the Editor: 93 Queen Tells Story of All-Female Ambulance Squad

Paula Eiselt, a former Woodmere resident and an alumna of HAFTR, says she was surfing through websites that feature Jewish-oriented content a few years ago, when she came across...

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The Way It Is: Onward and Upward to Sukkot!

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Russia: Israel Indirectly to Blame for Downing of Plane Over Syria

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria’s Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what...

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