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By Larry Gordon Many years ago, when Ariel Sharon was prime minister of Israel and terror attacks were on the rise, I took a tour of the periphery of Jerusalem with...

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We were on the move just about all day long. We were in Albany for a day last week with Teach NYS, a subdivision of the Orthodox Union. Buses...

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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...

From the Editor: Good and Bad

Regardless of which candidate you chose on November 3, it is OK to disagree with some of their positions. That means you can vote for President Trump because you...

From the Editor: Protecting Our Children

  There was a time when preparing for summer camp meant making certain your children had enough socks and a toothbrush and enough toothpaste to last at least three summers. While...

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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...

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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...

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During those first few weeks of this new lifestyle of semi-isolation, some folks were getting dressed for Shabbos just as if they were going to shul. I’m sure many...

From the Editor: Obstructing Leadership

There are less than five weeks to go until Israelis cast votes in an election that could either reinvigorate the coalition government of Prime Minister Netanyahu or turn the...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Wedding Prep

You know how it is. If you’re fortunate, you find the right wife, a good person, and you slowly begin to build a life together pretty much on your...
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