From the Editor: Dr. Richard Friedman, A”H

By Larry Gordon What happened last Saturday night about an hour after Shabbos was life-altering and shattering to Dr. Richie Friedman’s family, as well as a shock and astounding loss...

Bagel Store: The Wizard Of Jerusalem

It was a momentous occasion. We were not in Kansas anymore, nor were we in the Five Towns, though it was easy to conjure up images of Dorothy and...

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...

From the Editor: Remembering Greatness

This article is about people with vision and determination who inspired us and made a difference in the way we live, breathe, and think. Over the next ten days,...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Growing the Five Towns

Those in other parts of the Jewish world — that means anywhere outside of the Five Towns — may not be aware that the various enclaves and neighborhoods here...

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...

From the Editor: The Kirsten Crisis

The idea in today’s political process is to project an image that may not reflect reality. Those up for election in two weeks want you to think about their...

From the Editor: Pay It Forward

This is the scene: Friday afternoon, a few hours prior to Shabbos, at a checkout counter at a supermarket in the Five Towns. A woman at a checkout line is...

Bagel Store: Israel Footnotes

Over the last few weeks, I covered some of the high points of our recent jaunt to Israel, but, needless to say, not everything was thoroughly covered. So here...

Bagel Store: Post-Kaddish Analysis

Last Shabbos in Brooklyn, at his aufruf, my nephew Nissan Gordon spent a few moments speaking about my mom — his grandmother—and how he is still adjusting to the...

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