The Shofar

  By Akiva Lane The central symbol of Rosh Hashanah is the shofar. The shofar can’t be straight; it must be bent and curved. Why? This is to emphasize that life...

Jedwab: God Is the Word to My Heart

By Gila Jedwab, DMD There is one way to my heart. One word that presses pause and makes my head turn in slow motion and ask, “What did you just...

Yochanan Gordon: All The King’s Men

  Previously I wrote a column titled “The Mask in My Pocket” in which I laid out the importance of entering the days of awe as part of the congregation...

Halachic Musings: Consequences of COVID Policy Decisions

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman It was the first day of school for two girls at different schools. One young girl, upon hearing how rigid School A was about masks and...

Bagel Store: We’ve Got a New Podcast

So far, over the last two weeks, over 25,000 people have downloaded a new podcast that we introduced by the moniker “Father Daughter.” If you haven’t seen it yet, it...

F-35s To UAE? It’s An Amazingly Bad Idea

By Moshe Phillips Is it safe to put sophisticated American weapons—such as F-35 fighter-bombers—in the hands of an Arab dictatorship—such as the United Arab Emirates? The historical record points to...

Ongoing Revision

By Gila Jedwab, DMD I had a rough week; I could hardly get out of bed this morning. But as I sit here writing, I am a new person. Two...

Who’s Watching?

It was a ritual. Every four years, as a nation, we would tune in to the Olympics and watch athletes soar through the air. It was a ritual. Every four...

Happy Anniversary

By Malkie Hirsch I forget the date of our anniversary every year. This isn’t something new. Moshe and I got married on August 22, and my sister Dini had gotten...
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