From the Editor: Why the Deal of the Century Won’t Work

By Larry Gordon There are, unfortunately, several reasons why the Deal of the Century, as it is being touted by Jared Kushner and the Trump administration, is not going to...

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...

Bagel Store: Everyone’s a Shadchan

We are all being asked to play a role to assist in any way we can in ameliorating a burgeoning crisis. There are many difficult issues and situations in...

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,”...

Bagel Store: Bar Mitzvah Trifecta

It was this time of year. It was hot and sunny most days and, best of all, there was no school. Back then, summer was an eternity; once it...

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: Dr. Richard Friedman, A”H

By Larry Gordon What happened last Saturday night about an hour after Shabbos was life-altering and shattering to Dr. Richie Friedman’s family, as well as a shock and astounding loss...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Holy Places

  Sometimes it hits you with a jolt. The mundane and material world that we live in juxtaposed with our ability to instantaneously leave that all behind and enter places...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Roll The Credits

By Larry Gordon The wedding is behind us. Shana and Nachi are married and are at the outset of their quest to build a good and strong Jewish home; may...
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