From the Editor: Pay It Forward

This is the scene: Friday afternoon, a few hours prior to Shabbos, at a checkout counter at a supermarket in the Five Towns. A woman at a checkout line is...

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...

From the Editor: Jews in the News

Two of the most extensively reported stories recently are the government shutdown and the so-called confrontation near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., between protesters from a Kentucky high...

From the Editor: Defending Itself

It becomes increasingly clear what it means when Israeli leaders say, as they have often over the decades, that Israel reserves the right to defend itself, by itself. It’s...

From The Editor

Israel, after all these years, has no choice but to be resilient. It is not a matter of just being strong in the face of adversity and tragedy, as...

Bagel Store: Donors Are Heroes

It was an up-close opportunity not to be passed up. The highlight of the evening was going to be the first meeting between a woman from Long Island and...

Bagel Store: New Leadership at OU

In the landscape of nonprofit life there may be nothing like the Orthodox Union, best known for its trustworthy symbol of kashrus on hundreds of thousands of food products...

Bagel Store: Almost Shabbos

Life is so different here. As we park our car and walk a half-block to the edifice that houses one of the so-called minyan factories, we sense a specialness...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Summer Camp Memories

By Larry Gordon My last year in summer camp was in the great year of 1969. Just for the purposes of historical context, that was the summer the Mets made a...
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