From the Editor: A Failed Response

Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apparently believes she is voicing an opinion that is shared by many who do not have the courage to articulate her feeling on Israel and...

From the Editor: Choosing Between Right and Wrong

The Israeli electoral landscape is in a state of flux. The country is going to the polls on April 9, and, for the first time in a very long...

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...

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...

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: 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...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

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...

Bagel Store: Contrasts And Contradictions

By Larry Gordon There seems to be a cross between the natural, inevitable, unavoidable lifecycle occurrences and the fast and sometimes even shocking fashion in which these events are occurring. As...

From the Editor: Standing With Trump

  We are guilty of not saying enough — or at least not enough good things — about President Donald Trump. I have met too many people recently who, though...

From the Editor: Issues of the Day

There are always a great deal of issues of particular interest to the worldwide Orthodox Jewish communities that can be explored, discussed and debated here and in other newspapers...
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