From The Editor: Undivided and United

We are good, Israel is strong, but the Jewish state and Jews around the world are still vulnerable. In this post-Holocaust era, as the world tries to come to grips...

Bagel Store: Transgenerational Trauma

From the 1980s until about 1995, I was the host or moderator of a series of radio programs in the New York area. Some of the shows revolved around...

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: Mel In Israel

By Larry Gordon This is a story I have been waiting almost a year to write. It is about my barber, Mel Laregina, who has been cutting the hair on...

Bagel Store: 33 Days

It has become a day for weddings and haircuts, but Lag B’Omer is really so much more. At this point in the year, we are all counting Sefirah, hopefully...

Traveling With Joe

There is no better way to experience Israel than with Dr. Joe Frager, a well-connected activist both in the U.S. and in Israel and also a very good friend. Next...

From the Editor: Support Israel Through Friends of the IDF

The missile attacks and retaliatory strikes intensified in Israel last weekend before another temporary ceasefire took effect. Prime Minister Netanyahu and his government prefer not to enter Gaza. Rather, they...

From the Editor: Jerusalem Diary

Is there anything like summertime in Israel? The sky is always clear, and here in Jerusalem a soft wind begins to blow at about 5 p.m., announcing that the...

Swords Into Plowshares

On some days, and after an array of international events, if we view occurrences from a different angle or perspective than usual, it can appear as if the things...

From the Editor: Climbing Mountains

By Larry Gordon Earlier this week we observed Memorial Day, remembering those who lost their lives in the sad and tragic affairs that are simply referred to as “war.” War is...
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