From the Editor: Together in a Better Place

It is not yet three months, though it seems like the tragedy that abbreviated the lives of Elisheva Kaplan and Yisroel Levin, a’h, is something that we have been...

From the Editor: Importance of NORPAC

    Next week, more than 1,200 people will travel from around the United States to Washington, D.C. to meet with elected officials and to emphasize and reiterate our community’s feelings...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud Follow-Up

In response to last week’s article (“Heard In The Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud”), a reader wrote, “Thanks so much for admitting that you, too, are capable of falling for...

Heard in the Bagel Store: A Matter of Life

They both feel that they were destined to meet someday, and they did. This is a story about two men: one a recent kidney donor and the other the recipient...

From the Editor: Meeting Ambassador Danon

By Larry Gordon Years ago, an appointment with then Likud Knesset member Danny Danon was always on the schedule when we visited Jerusalem. MK Danon was always friendly and congenial...

Editor: Support the Work of the Lawrence School District

If you reside in the Lawrence School District on this sliver of Long Island and you either disregarded or discarded the oversized card you received in the mail, you...

Heard in the Bagel Store

One Year Later Is it possible that a year has already passed? This week we will observe the first yahrzeit for my mother, Sora Roiza bas Aharon (Rosalind Gordon), and a...

From the Editor: Our Education Crisis

  There has been a shift in New York State. The Democratic Party won control of the State Senate. Up until a few days ago, the Senate was just about...

Heard At The Bagel Store: Political Intrigue

There was a glimpse of summer last Shabbos that quickly disappeared back into the seasonal storage vaults or wherever it is that our four annual climatic changes are stored....

From the Editor: Recognizing Reality

Fifty-one years later, it all makes sense. Monday was a great and emotional day for supporters of the Jewish state in Israel and around the world. As Prime Minister Benjamin...

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If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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