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...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Jerusalem Diary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PufX6C2mS7g It’s summer here in Israel’s capital city. The streets are teeming with people, and it is truly an exciting time in the age of Donald Trump. My focus this...

Bagel Store: Donors Are Heroes

It was an up-close opportunity not to be passed up. The highlight of the evening was going to be the first meeting between a woman from Long Island and...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Eating During the Nine Days

Usually we dine on good food as a matter of routine. But this week, as we head into the last third of the Nine Days, we are thinking about...

Heard in the Bagel Store: The Rabbi Making Connections With Gulf States

When I used to read stories about Rabbi Marc Schneier of The Hampton Synagogue and his efforts to establish and foster improved relationships between Jews and Muslims, I could...

Editor’s Blog: Jerusalem Diary in Video

5TJT Publisher Larry Gordon is in Israel this week. Follow his journey on our 5TJT YouTube Channel https://youtu.be/Otj1sjd8xP0

Editor’s Blog: Less of a Traitor

By Larry Gordon It is not clear what exactly changed over the last two days, but it appears that today, President Trump is a little less of a traitor than...

Bagel Store: One For The Books

Everyone sees the value of books. It would seem that a new library would be an innocuous and non-controversial undertaking. The advocates for the project say there is nothing...

From the Editor: Trump and Cortez

By Larry Gordon President Trump is being picked apart more for his inability to express himself than on matters of policy. At the same time, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic candidate...

From the Editor: Abortion Fight Is Really About God

It seems that the war for a consensus to frame the philosophy of this country as a whole is about the affirmation or denial of the existence of G-d,...
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