From the Editor: Why the Deal of the Century Won’t Work

By Larry Gordon There are, unfortunately, several reasons why the Deal of the Century, as it is being touted by Jared Kushner and the Trump administration, is not going to...

Bagel Store: Lyft, Uber and Enterprise

It’s arguable whether Miami Beach is the second- or third-holiest city in Judaism after Jerusalem and parts of the New York and New Jersey area. Back down south for...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Between Two Yahrzeits

My mother’s second yahrzeit took place last week and will reoccur in another two or so weeks from now. I’m grappling with the idea, and that is probably why...

Bagel Store: Walking That Walk

The weather in Israel this time of year is always unpredictable and changing. For many years, I walked the same route down the steep Gershon Agron Street that was...

Bagel Store: Judging Impeachment Hearings By the Gemara

  The positions, arguments, and suppositions are tenuous. Essentially, did President Trump expect Ukrainian President Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Biden and his son, Hunter, for...

Bagel Store: Mel In Israel

By Larry Gordon This is a story I have been waiting almost a year to write. It is about my barber, Mel Laregina, who has been cutting the hair on...

Bagel Store: Contrasts And Contradictions

By Larry Gordon There seems to be a cross between the natural, inevitable, unavoidable lifecycle occurrences and the fast and sometimes even shocking fashion in which these events are occurring. As...

Bagel Store: Bar Mitzvah Trifecta

It was this time of year. It was hot and sunny most days and, best of all, there was no school. Back then, summer was an eternity; once it...

Traveling With Joe

There is no better way to experience Israel than with Dr. Joe Frager, a well-connected activist both in the U.S. and in Israel and also a very good friend. Next...

The New York Times and Hate

The New York Times columnist Bret Stephens said this week that the political cartoons of Prime Minister Netanyahu depicted as a dog leading a blind and yarmulke-clad President Trump...
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