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: 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...

From the Editor: Are Democrats Anti-Jewish or Anti-Trump?

A few weeks ago, President Trump walked out to the media microphones on the White House lawn and nonchalantly announced that, in his estimation, the Democratic Party had become...

From the Editor: An Interview With Dan Crenshaw

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw and also watched a segment he did on Fox News this past Monday. Crenshaw...

Bagel Store: Taking Issues to Beis Din

By Larry Gordon If you are involved in a business dispute or perhaps a divorce, do you go to a civil court, or do you take the case to Jewish...

From the Editor: Take Time Out to Vote on Tuesday, May 21

  There is an election in the Five Towns next Tuesday, and for those who have either moved into the area over the last decade or maybe have been distracted,...

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...

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...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Eating During the Nine Days

Usually we dine on good food as a matter of routine. But this week, as we head into the last third of the Nine Days, we are thinking about...

Bagel Store: Pesach Preparations

By Larry Gordon Why is it that no one seems to know how much shemurah matzah they are going to need for Pesach? Year after year it is the same...
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