Bagel Store: A Sports Column

  It might be about once a year that I try to dedicate this space to writing about sports. Yes, I’m a big sports fan though my loyalties to various...

From the Editor: Redefining Israel

By Larry Gordon It might be a circular issue from the file marked “here we go again.” But that is what Israel doing: trying, after all these years, to define...

From the Editor: Vote Early

By Larry Gordon The 2019 Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 5. This is what is commonly referred to as an off-year election, which to many means that...

Bagel Store: Minyan in the Mall

By Larry Gordon I have been in Israel for Sukkos, and it is indeed a geographic as well as spiritual journey that makes you want to return for yom tov...

From the Editor: Defending Itself

It becomes increasingly clear what it means when Israeli leaders say, as they have often over the decades, that Israel reserves the right to defend itself, by itself. It’s...

From the Editor: Protecting Future Families

  Yom tov is here, and many of us are enjoying a break from our usual daily routines. This might also be an essential opportunity to pause and depart from...

Bagel Store: Build That (Sukkah) Wall

  We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is the period of our lives...

Bagel Store: Coffee With the President

By Larry Gordon The 6:46 a.m. train to Penn Station was running on time — until something happened just before the Forest Hills station. It’s been a very long time...

From the Editor: Law and Mercy

One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from the very start, when He...

Bagel Store: West Side Story

It was a break from the usual routine and an opportunity to reconnect with friends who live in Manhattan. But it was also more than that. It was a...
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In the Bagel Store: Happy Grandparents Day

Our children, and now our grandchildren, have been attending yeshivas for many years. They go to school just as we did. They complain about...

Manhattan Camera Retailer B&H Sued for Tax Evasion

New York State is suing the owners of B&H Photo Video Electronics Store in Manhattan for allegedly failing to pay millions of dollars in...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Misses Courtroom Arguments Due to Illness

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed courtroom arguments on Wednesday due to illness. She was not on the bench for oral...

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