That’s A Lot Of Garbage

We—the Jewish community, that is—produce a great deal of garbage. This time I’m talking about genuine refuse, the kind that gets piled into tall black plastic bags with red...

Traveling With Joe

There is no better way to experience Israel than with Dr. Joe Frager, a well-connected activist both in the U.S. and in Israel and also a very good friend. Next...

Swords Into Plowshares

On some days, and after an array of international events, if we view occurrences from a different angle or perspective than usual, it can appear as if the things...

From the Editor: Prosperity and Peace in the Middle East

  For some technical reason, I could not access Fox News online on Monday morning. I attempted to sign on a few times but to no avail. So I tried...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Summer Camp Memories

By Larry Gordon My last year in summer camp was in the great year of 1969. Just for the purposes of historical context, that was the summer the Mets made a...

Bagel Store: Kaddish With The Kids

  Sometimes I recite Kaddish with the kids — Dovid and Nison, 12 and 10 years old, respectively — and sometimes I let them go and do it together, on...

From the Editor: Protecting Our Children

  There was a time when preparing for summer camp meant making certain your children had enough socks and a toothbrush and enough toothpaste to last at least three summers. While...

Bagel Store: Vaccinations And Women’s Photos

OK, now that I grabbed your attention with that headline, let me say that this essay is about two topics that have little or possibly no connection to each...

From The Editor Part I: Alone, Not Lonely

He used to wonder how it is that 150 countries that make up the majority of the modern world and vote against Israel consistently in the UN General Assembly...

From The Editor Part II: The Three Boys

In a few days, it will be five years since the trio known as the Three Boys was kidnapped while hitchhiking home from school near Alon Shvut in Gush...
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