Heard in the Bagel Store: Harvey Kaylie, Quiet Philanthropist

The passing of Harvey Kaylie two weeks ago was a difficult loss for his wife, Gloria, his family, and of course for the overall Jewish community, on so many...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Not A Smart Move

Few will dispute the fact that it was not a pretty or helpful sight—the 15,000 people, mostly chassidim, gathered last Sunday at the Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, specifically...

From the Editor: ‘No Israelis Killed’

To most members of the United Nations and the mainstream media that reports on the nonstop attempts at ostracizing and isolating Israel, there was yet another problem with the...

From the Editor: Remembering Greatness

This article is about people with vision and determination who inspired us and made a difference in the way we live, breathe, and think. Over the next ten days,...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud Follow-Up

In response to last week’s article (“Heard In The Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud”), a reader wrote, “Thanks so much for admitting that you, too, are capable of falling for...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud

Why is it that in these somewhat advanced and contemporary times we  allow the idea of seeking matrimonial matches for our children — shidduchim — to be equated with...

From the Editor: The Evangelical Equation

  Over the past week, the liberal press in the United States has been focused on the relationship between Israel and Prime Minister Netanyahu and the leaders of evangelical churches...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Power Of Speech

  The Chofetz Chaim Heritage Foundation and the 5 Towns Jewish Times have at least one fundamental thing in common — our business is words. We spent last Shabbos in...

From the Editor: Recognizing Reality

Fifty-one years later, it all makes sense. Monday was a great and emotional day for supporters of the Jewish state in Israel and around the world. As Prime Minister Benjamin...

Bagel Store: Post-Kaddish Analysis

Last Shabbos in Brooklyn, at his aufruf, my nephew Nissan Gordon spent a few moments speaking about my mom — his grandmother—and how he is still adjusting to the...
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BY BEN SALES (JTA) — If synagogues hire armed guards, they should be trained police officers, a top Jewish security agency says in a new report. Armed...

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