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...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

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...

Letters to the Editor: Spreading Foggy Facts

Dear Editor, I read the front-page opinion article by Dr. Gila Jedwab (“Fighting the Fog,” May 15) with a mixture of disappointment and concern. I was disappointed that your newspaper...

Bagel Store: The Jewish Week, OB’M

  In days gone by it would have been a natural and even expected consequence of some of our reporting. But that was when The Jewish Week, a once-upon-a-time weekly...

Bagel Store: A Bissel Shtisel

They are actors playing parts that are distant from their real lives. And for those of you who have become aficionados of the Netflix series "Shtisel," that might be...

Bagel Store: Happy and Sad

By Larry Gordon There was not that much time to think about it, and that is part of the gift from Above, I suppose. There were a few times over 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...

Bagel Store: Fraud Investigation

You have seen the full-page ad in this newspaper for over a year now. Around a year ago, an attorney bought space in the paper, looking for people who,...

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...
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