From the Editor: Law and Mercy

One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from the very start, when He...

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,”...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Jerusalem Diary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PufX6C2mS7g It’s summer here in Israel’s capital city. The streets are teeming with people, and it is truly an exciting time in the age of Donald Trump. My focus this...

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...

Bagel Store: Coffee With the President

By Larry Gordon The 6:46 a.m. train to Penn Station was running on time — until something happened just before the Forest Hills station. It’s been a very long time...

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: Standing Together in the New Year

  This week, Israelis voted on who is going to be sitting in the next Knesset. Here in the United States, the race is in full swing to see who...

From the Editor: The Few Chasing Out the Many

Their political opponents do not just want to score victories over them in fair and democratic elections. Their goal in both the case of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and...

Bagel Store: West Side Story

It was a break from the usual routine and an opportunity to reconnect with friends who live in Manhattan. But it was also more than that. It was a...

From the Editor: Election Question?

  Next Tuesday, Israelis go to the polls once again to vote for a new Knesset or, more likely, for a Knesset similar to that which currently exists. The impressions most...
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