From the Editor: Three Personalities

In our continuing effort to produce The Five Towns Jewish Times in a variety of formats, we have launched a podcast that explores the inside scoop and backstory about...

Bagel Store: New Leadership at OU

In the landscape of nonprofit life there may be nothing like the Orthodox Union, best known for its trustworthy symbol of kashrus on hundreds of thousands of food products...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Getting Away

  This is the week to get away, they say. I’m writing these words 35,000 feet over Liverpool, England, headed for Tel Aviv, and from there to Jerusalem. From the...

Bagel Store: The World According to Mayor Edelman

By Larry Gordon It is not an easy time to be the mayor of the Village of Lawrence, or any municipality. But Alex Edelman, the mayor of Lawrence, is up...

From the Editor: What’s Wrong With Jewish Genius?

In last weekend’s New York Times, Bret Stephens wrote about a new book that explores how in the 20th Century a disproportionate number of Jewish thinkers — among them Freud, Herzl and...

At the Bagel Store: Talking With Dov Hikind

Dov Hikind and I have known each other for decades. We have done interviews for print as well as broadcast. Over the years we have discussed the evolution of...

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...

From The Editor Part II: The Three Boys

In a few days, it will be five years since the trio known as the Three Boys was kidnapped while hitchhiking home from school near Alon Shvut in Gush...

From the Editor: Build Up That Wall!

By Larry Gordon Many years ago, when Ariel Sharon was prime minister of Israel and terror attacks were on the rise, I took a tour of the periphery of Jerusalem with...

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...
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