Bagel Store: Heartbroken

By Larry Gordon “Your father is here; he sees you and will guide you, but you just cannot see him.” Those words were spoken to two of my grandchildren on Friday...

In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

From the Editor: Stay With Tradition, Vote Edelman

  Next week, the quaint, upscale, and internationally renowned Village of Lawrence will for the first time feature a competitive election for mayor between two like-minded Orthodox Jewish residents of...

Editor’s Blog: No Room for Bipartisanship in 14th District

It is important that the organized Jewish community in this country has fair and equitable relationships with elected officials on both sides of the aisle in Congress. But at...

From the Editor: Frager Leading the Way to Peace

  Dr. Joe Frager, a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people, really does not need to be defended, not by us here nor by anyone else for that...

Heard in the Bagel Store: He Could Be Something

Every now and then a story comes to your attention—or, in this case, to my attention—that is not relegated to the schedule or “to do” list to be addressed...

From the Editor: Medical Dilemmas

The practice of medicine is best left to doctors and medical researchers. But be that as it may, it seems these days that everyone has strong opinions about medical...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Who Is Herbert Samuel?

Who was Herbert Samuel other than the namesake of one of the newest and most attractive hotels in the center of Jerusalem with a location that is a dream...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Not A Smart Move

Few will dispute the fact that it was not a pretty or helpful sight—the 15,000 people, mostly chassidim, gathered last Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, specifically...

Heard in the Bagel Store: All In A Name

On Monday, I had the privilege in shul to name a second grandchild for my mom, Sora Rosa. This is the second grandchild born since her passing 15 months...

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