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...

Pursuing Justice

Brett Kavanaugh will in all likelihood be the next appointee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, and that will be a watershed moment for this country. As Senator...

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: 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: 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: Yeshiva Break

  Last week, a good percentage of people in the Five Towns packed out of town, as most yeshivas gave students and faculty a few days off to refresh for...

Editor’s Blog: Guns and Jews

In the aftermath of the deadly massacre in a shul in Pittsburgh, more people are engaging in conversations about guns. The talk is not just about the danger of...

From the Editor: The Palestine Myth

It was a hit piece on Jews and Israel. In a most contorted and disconcerting way, the observance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday Monday was used by the...

Purim Then And Now

By Larry Gordon People used to bring mishloach manos to my parents, and then, later in the day, my mom and dad would rearrange the plates, platters, or boxes and...

From the Editor: Original Purveyors of Fake News

They are the originators of fake news, long before it was known by its current moniker. And today, though it has been exposed as such, that has not stopped...

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Arizona Amends Anti-BDS law

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill on Tuesday to amend the state’s law prohibiting public contractors from boycotting Israel. The 2016 anti-BDS bill was...

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For the first time since the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, some 100 Diaspora Jewish families will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption in the heart...

19 Ways You Know It’s Passover in Israel

If you’ve never heard an Arab calling out “alter zachen” (“old things”) in Yiddish, then you’ve never experienced pre-Passover preparations in Jerusalem. It’s part...

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