From the Editor: Two-State Dream

By Larry Gordon Regardless of who in Israel can patch together a governing coalition in the aftermath of the Tuesday election — and it looks like Likud will once again...

POSSIBLE PEACE PROPOSALS

It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,”...

Editor’s Blog: Our Education Crisis

Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were reacting to erroneous information that...

From the Editor: On Being Right

By Larry Gordon Next week, there will be an important and telling election in the State of Israel. These days we hear similar words spoken about most elections, but this...

From the Editor: Are Democrats Anti-Jewish or Anti-Trump?

A few weeks ago, President Trump walked out to the media microphones on the White House lawn and nonchalantly announced that, in his estimation, the Democratic Party had become...

Bagel Store: At the Seder

By Larry Gordon It feels like it was long ago, but with minimal effort, I can easily transport myself back to my father’s Seder table on that first glorious night...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Continuing the Kaylie Legacy

When you speak about Gloria Kaylie and her late husband, Harvey, a’h, and their involvement in so many aspects of Jewish life, you are talking about philanthropy with important...

From the Editor: Beseeching God for Change

By Larry Gordon Orly wants to find a husband and to be married. The Biblical Chana wanted to have a baby. What do these two women have in common? Perhaps...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Roll The Credits

By Larry Gordon The wedding is behind us. Shana and Nachi are married and are at the outset of their quest to build a good and strong Jewish home; may...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

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