Bagel Store: Food For Thought

  In the beginning of the coronavirus crisis, there were some shortages of food and household goods. That situation has been resolved, but many community members are conducting themselves as...

From the Editor: The Kirsten Crisis

The idea in today’s political process is to project an image that may not reflect reality. Those up for election in two weeks want you to think about their...

From the Editor: Across the Bi-Partisan Divide

By Larry Gordon Approximately 18,000 supporters of Israel gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conclave at the Washington Convention Center. This is...

Bagel Store: Let Us In

  All these months into the global struggle with the coronavirus, the debate rages regarding the best approach to deal with it as a society that needs to live and...

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...

Bagel Store: Love Is All You Need

  Chanukah is not for another month but that does not mean that I’m not thinking about it — I am. This year we will mark my father’s 31st yahrzeit....

Heard in the Bagel Store: Busy Busy Sunday

Busy, busy, busy. That is what it looked like going in and that is what it was — a hectic day filled with events that are important to attend,...

From the Editor: Influential People

The original plan was to begin this piece with an expression of extreme disappointment in Israeli actress Natalie Portman and her public display of disdain for Prime Minister Netanyahu...

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...

From the Editor: On Being Disloyal

By Larry Gordon President Trump, despite all his good intentions and with his heart and mind in the right place on Israel, did not just come up with the notion...
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