From the Editor: At a Crossroads

You may have noticed that our country — the United States of America — is at an important and defining crossroads. While that has certainly been the case for...

Bagel Store: Judging Impeachment Hearings By the Gemara

  The positions, arguments, and suppositions are tenuous. Essentially, did President Trump expect Ukrainian President Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Biden and his son, Hunter, for...

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...

From the Editor: Mourning Two Great Jews

Larry Gordon We lost two great Jews over the last week whom I was glad to have known and consider my friends. Last week, Fran Laufer passed away at age 96,...

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...

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: 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...

Bagel Store: Der Zaide

  They called him Tatta or Der Tatta, which, loosely translated, means “Father” or “the Father.” That is how my dad and his siblings referred to their father. We referred...

Bagel Store: Lyft, Uber and Enterprise

It’s arguable whether Miami Beach is the second- or third-holiest city in Judaism after Jerusalem and parts of the New York and New Jersey area. Back down south for...

From the Editor: On Being Right

By Larry Gordon Next week, there will be an important and telling election in the State of Israel. These days we hear similar words spoken about most elections, but this...
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