Heard in the Bagel Store: Days of Future Past

The seed of the idea was planted a few weeks ago when we realized that there was a real possibility summer camps might not be opening this season. In...

From the Editor: Saying What You Mean

There are few things today that are actually what they seemed to be when we first learned about them. For example, let’s take a look at the murders of...

Bagel Store: Life Inside and Out

Some shuls say that you should not attend services if you are over age 65. Others suggest people age 62 and up not attend shul. These protocols have been...

From the Editor: Needless Struggles

  Shlomo HaMelech said in Koheles, “There is nothing new under the sun.” The contemporary context of this oft-quoted adage is essentially, as explained by our commentaries, that what has...

Bagel Store: Talking with Councilman Donovan Richards

  Most of the comments I received from people who read last week’s story, “The 5 Towns Non-Riot,” had agreeable and supportive things to say. But the letters — whoa!...

From the Editor: Political Death

On Monday, Nancy Pelosi was smiling at her news conference as she described how she and some of her congressional colleagues knelt for eight minutes and 46 seconds, the...

Riot Turns Out to Be Snow Day Without Snow

By Larry Gordon On Tuesday, people in the Five Towns and Far Rockaway were in a panic. Owners of stores on Central Avenue spent the day boarding up their storefronts...

From the Editor: Extending Israeli Law

Who is like this people, Israel? For all our divisions and differences of opinion, at a time of crisis there is no segment of the world population that comes...

Bagel Store: A Palpable Memory

If there had been no summer camp for just one year about 50 years ago, I know one kid who would have been very pleased about the situation. We...

From the Editor: Your Vote Is Vital

The budget this year is about $103 million, and if you live in the majority of the Five Towns, how that money is spent is largely up to you....
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Schmutter: Finding the Losing Ticket

  It happened: I finally got a traffic ticket, after 20 years of driving, on and off. I would not recommend it. For one thing,...

Halachic Musings: Just Look at My Face?

  This segulah was sent to me by a friend. Supposedly, the author of the Yismach Yisrael lived in the time of a mageifah. When asked...

New Hampshire Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Holocaust Education

BY PENNY SCHWARTZ BOSTON (JTA) – New Hampshire will mandate Holocaust and genocide prevention education under a bill passed overwhelmingly by its House of Representatives. If Gov....

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