From the Editor: Influential People

The original plan was to begin this piece with an expression of extreme disappointment in Israeli actress Natalie Portman and her public display of disdain for Prime Minister Netanyahu...

From the Editor: Prosperity and Peace in the Middle East

  For some technical reason, I could not access Fox News online on Monday morning. I attempted to sign on a few times but to no avail. So I tried...

ON BOARD THAT PLANE

Flight delays are a routine part of travel, and that is without the additional meteorological complications that can and do indeed turn things upside-down. That was the story last...

From the Editor: Take Time Out to Vote on Tuesday, May 21

  There is an election in the Five Towns next Tuesday, and for those who have either moved into the area over the last decade or maybe have been distracted,...

Bagel Store: Please Be Seated

The lines — or maybe they are four-sided equidistant boxes — are being drawn. In another ten days or so the charts will be tacked up on the walls...

Left, Right, Wrong

By Larry Gordon Why is it that the media and other aggressive critics are so determined to work to undermine those who, on the surface anyway, seem to have their...

From the Editor: Obstructing Leadership

There are less than five weeks to go until Israelis cast votes in an election that could either reinvigorate the coalition government of Prime Minister Netanyahu or turn the...

Bagel Store: Kaddish With The Kids

  Sometimes I recite Kaddish with the kids — Dovid and Nison, 12 and 10 years old, respectively — and sometimes I let them go and do it together, on...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Eating and Driving in Jerusalem

We love it very much here in Israel. At the same time, though, we are dealing with the unusual dynamic of being profiled by the locals. One of the...
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