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...

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...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Making A Shidduch

The lament is a recurring one: If only everyday people like you and me would take it upon themselves to attempt to make a shidduch, the current crisis that...

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...

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...

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...

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...

From the Editor: Dollars for Trump

With the presidential election campaign beginning to hit its stride come autumn, it might be time for the Orthodox Jewish community to put its money where its mouth is,...
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