Heard in the Bagel Store: Between Two Yahrzeits

My mother’s second yahrzeit took place last week and will reoccur in another two or so weeks from now. I’m grappling with the idea, and that is probably why...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Growing the Five Towns

Those in other parts of the Jewish world — that means anywhere outside of the Five Towns — may not be aware that the various enclaves and neighborhoods here...

From the Editor: Condemning Kahane

Rabbi Meir Kahane was murdered here in New York by an Arab terrorist in 1990. That means he is already gone close to 30 years. I believe that is...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Continuing the Kaylie Legacy

When you speak about Gloria Kaylie and her late husband, Harvey, a’h, and their involvement in so many aspects of Jewish life, you are talking about philanthropy with important...

From the Editor: Pay It Forward

This is the scene: Friday afternoon, a few hours prior to Shabbos, at a checkout counter at a supermarket in the Five Towns. A woman at a checkout line is...

Bagel Store: Transgenerational Trauma

From the 1980s until about 1995, I was the host or moderator of a series of radio programs in the New York area. Some of the shows revolved around...

From the Editor: The Truth About Truth

As Torah Jews, we understand the concept of absolute truth. Hashem is emes, total and absolute truth. After that, though, it seems that it is slim pickings. In other...

Bagel Store: Grand Chassidic Beach

  You probably know this particular South Florida hotel from the disturbing news a few weeks ago. At the time, apparently, a family waiting for a crib to be delivered...

From the Editor: A Failed Response

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apparently believes she is voicing an opinion that is shared by many who do not have the courage to articulate her feeling on Israel and...

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