Breaking News Habit

It is difficult but necessary. I’m trying to reduce the amount of news that I consume because, for now anyway, I’m weary and need a break. I think I’m slowly...

Bagel Store: Work In Progress

Many people who are “looking” are searching for one or both of the following: Jobs and, the other part of this equation, shidduchim. If you can make sure, or at...

From the Editor: Finally Another Election

Now that we can finally put this long contentious election period behind us, it is time to get ready for another election. And that next election will be taking place...

Bagel Store: Tale of Two Fasts

I suppose I should have realized when the third day of Teves was on Friday that the following Friday was going to be the tenth, one of our six...

From the Editor: Last Stand

In the end, it looks like this: If Donald Trump would have come across as a nicer person he may have really been elected in a landslide. Of course,...

Bagel Store: Treasures of the South

  Home prices in South Florida have shot up during the last few months, mostly thanks to the twisted and largely brainless policies of two people in New York —...

From the Editor: Here Now the News

  In the 1970s and 80s, there was a newsman on WABC TV in New York who began his nightly broadcasts with the words in this article’s headline. Every night...

Bagel Store: Missing Israel

  We miss Chanukah in Israel. For so many years, because of my father’s yahrzeit, it was Israel for part or all of Chanukah, no questions asked. That’s the way...

From the Editor: Time’s Up

A young man went to his rabbi to discuss a serious issue. The rabbi listened intently and afterward suggested that the young man focus on the matter with intensity...

Bagel Store: A Yeshiva Odyssey

The other day I was talking about my early yeshiva days with my neighbor and friend Idel Kolodny. We tend to talk about specifically my early days in yeshiva...
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