Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

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...

From the Editor: Standing With Trump

  We are guilty of not saying enough — or at least not enough good things — about President Donald Trump. I have met too many people recently who, though...

From the Editor: Issues of the Day

There are always a great deal of issues of particular interest to the worldwide Orthodox Jewish communities that can be explored, discussed and debated here and in other newspapers...

Bagel Store: Bris In Bal Harbour

Perhaps we are following in our parents’ footsteps, or maybe it’s just the cold and rainy days at this time of year in New York that make it a...

Bagel Store: The Post Shidduch Era

How many times have I had the opportunity to discuss contentious and controversial issues with people and invited them to either submit a piece for publication or pen 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 in the Bagel Store: Roll The Credits

By Larry Gordon The wedding is behind us. Shana and Nachi are married and are at the outset of their quest to build a good and strong Jewish home; may...

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...

Editor’s Blog: Our Education Crisis

Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were reacting to erroneous information that...
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