POSSIBLE PEACE PROPOSALS

It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,”...

From the Editor: Identical Political Twins

By Larry Gordon These might be the most interesting as well as challenging times from a political perspective. Who would have thought that one day — and that is today...

Editor’s Blog: Our Education Crisis

Rabbis have written opinion pieces warning that children in the yeshiva community are under siege by the New York State Education Department. They were reacting to erroneous information that...

From the Editor: Judea, Samaria Are in Our Hands

  On Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States will no longer consider Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria occupied according to international law. The Democrats, who desperately...

Bagel Store: Money in the Bible

  At the very beginning of this week’s Torah portion, it seems that our forefather Avraham gets somewhat ripped off, to borrow from the contemporary vernacular, by a local nobleman...

From the Editor: Congressman Nadler Cancels

By Larry Gordon The idea was to reach out to Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and, as you have seen on the news over the...

In the Bagel Store: Happy Grandparents Day

Our children, and now our grandchildren, have been attending yeshivas for many years. They go to school just as we did. They complain about getting up too early, getting...

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...

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,...

Bagel Store: Having More Babies

By Larry Gordon It is a weekly ritual, and I sit there watching quietly as it happens. Perhaps it is a matter that should be confidential, but I sit next...
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BY TOBY AXELROD BERLIN (JTA) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel, making her first visit to Auschwitz, pledged an added 60 million euros — or $66 million...

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