Bagel Store: (For) Giving

It looks like the men who go around to various shuls every morning to collect tzedakah, either for themselves or the institutions they work for, have gotten used to...

From the Editor: Jews of Bahrain

Jews have lived in Bahrain since the time of the Gemara. They live well and coexist peacefully and are even on friendly terms with the king and the government. After...

Bagel Store: The Other Shoe Drops

  It finally happened. Aaron D. Fischman, the founder and proprietor of Cardis Enterprises, was indicted last week in the theft of $22 million of investor money dating back to...

From the Editor: About That Election

  No, not Biden vs. Trump. I’m referencing the big one here next Tuesday, the battle between Alex Edelman and Danny Goldstein for the privilege to serve as the mayor...

Bagel Store: Encapsulated Learning Here and in Israel

When it comes to opening schools as the COVID-19 virus still looms, Israel is a little ahead of us. It has been about three weeks since the boys began pouring...

From the Editor: Good and Bad

Regardless of which candidate you chose on November 3, it is OK to disagree with some of their positions. That means you can vote for President Trump because you...

Building A Sukkah

For many it is travel trauma. Yom tov is around the corner and many who traditionally make their way to Eretz Yisrael at that point of the year are...

Outdoor Observations

Our outdoor minyanim around the world seem to be flourishing, and that is important as our shuls and their memberships gear up for the upcoming High Holy Days—Rosh Hashanah...

Bagel Store: The Loop of Tzaros

  A community leader called the other day to express concern about issues we are not adequately covering here. He listed three disparate agenda items that are truly disconnected from...

From the Editor: Sovereignty and Peace?

Sovereignty or peace? Upon closer examination, it is not a matter of choosing one or the other. On the surface, it looks like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded his...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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By Gabriel Geller Royal Wine/Kedem For many, if not most of us (all of us quite frankly), Shabbos and yom tov are not only great mitzvos;...

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