From the Editor: Israeli, U.S. Jews Divided on Trump

By Larry Gordon The Jewish community should be grateful to President Trump for many reasons. But when we look at the numbers from a recent American Jewish Committee poll, the...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Eating and Driving in Jerusalem

We love it very much here in Israel. At the same time, though, we are dealing with the unusual dynamic of being profiled by the locals. One of the...

From the Editor: Trouble From Policies That Create Darkness

By Larry Gordon Here is why we Jews might be in deep trouble. The reason is: Blumenthal, Feinstein, Schumer, Nadler, Engel, and so on down the line. The heartland of...

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,...

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...

From the Editor: Finally Deported

By Larry Gordon He is finally gone, deported from the United States to Germany for serving as a Nazi camp guard who oversaw the murder of 6,000 Jews in one...

The Election No One Wanted Is Over

By Larry Gordon That is what it was, the election that many hoped would not have to take place. As I’ve written here in the past, the tradition in the...

Heard at the Bagel Store: All About Evan Weinstein

He is a young, energetic businessman with a passion for life who is concerned about those around him and will do anything for the benefit of his family and...

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...

Bagel Store: Kaddish With The Kids

  Sometimes I recite Kaddish with the kids — Dovid and Nison, 12 and 10 years old, respectively — and sometimes I let them go and do it together, on...
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BY MARCY OSTER JERUSALEM (JTA) — Three rockets were fired at southern Israel from Gaza. Two of the rockets fired on Saturday night at the southern Israeli...

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Book Review: ‘Torah Vodaas and Lubavitch’ By Rabbi Chaim Dalfin

"Torah Vodaas and Lubavitch" (234 pp., Jewish Enrichment Press, September 2019) is an impeccably researched, masterfully written literary work that continues Rabbi Chaim Dalfin’s...

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