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: Transgenerational Trauma

From the 1980s until about 1995, I was the host or moderator of a series of radio programs in the New York area. Some of the shows revolved around...

From the Editor: The Truth About Truth

As Torah Jews, we understand the concept of absolute truth. Hashem is emes, total and absolute truth. After that, though, it seems that it is slim pickings. In other...

Bagel Store: Grand Chassidic Beach

  You probably know this particular South Florida hotel from the disturbing news a few weeks ago. At the time, apparently, a family waiting for a crib to be delivered...

From the Editor: A Failed Response

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apparently believes she is voicing an opinion that is shared by many who do not have the courage to articulate her feeling on Israel and...

From the Editor: Choosing Between Right and Wrong

The Israeli electoral landscape is in a state of flux. The country is going to the polls on April 9, and, for the first time in a very long...

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...

Bagel Store: Yeshiva Break

  Last week, a good percentage of people in the Five Towns packed out of town, as most yeshivas gave students and faculty a few days off to refresh for...

From the Editor: Jews in the News

Two of the most extensively reported stories recently are the government shutdown and the so-called confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., between protesters from a Kentucky high...

From the Editor: The Palestine Myth

It was a hit piece on Jews and Israel. In a most contorted and disconcerting way, the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday was used by the...
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