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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Remembering Our Patriots

Every Memorial Day, a quick parade rolls its way up Central Avenue through Lawrence and Cedarhurst as a tribute to those who lost their lives defending the United States...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Between Two Yahrzeits

My mother’s second yahrzeit took place last week and will reoccur in another two or so weeks from now. I’m grappling with the idea, and that is probably why...

Larry Gordon: A Chanukah Miracle in Berlin

By Larry Gordon Last year’s Chanukah miracle was the release from prison of Sholom Mordechai Rubashkin on the last day of the chag. It was an event that electrified the...

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...

Bagel Store: Coffee With the President

By Larry Gordon The 6:46 a.m. train to Penn Station was running on time — until something happened just before the Forest Hills station. It’s been a very long time...

Bagel Store: At the Seder

By Larry Gordon It feels like it was long ago, but with minimal effort, I can easily transport myself back to my father’s Seder table on that first glorious night...

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: Walking That Walk

The weather in Israel this time of year is always unpredictable and changing. For many years, I walked the same route down the steep Gershon Agron Street that was...
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