From the Editor: Defending Itself

It becomes increasingly clear what it means when Israeli leaders say, as they have often over the decades, that Israel reserves the right to defend itself, by itself. It’s...

From the Editor: Protecting Future Families

  Yom tov is here, and many of us are enjoying a break from our usual daily routines. This might also be an essential opportunity to pause and depart from...

Bagel Store: Build That (Sukkah) Wall

  We have had all kinds of sukkahs over the years, and they all served us well. Another thing about those sukkahs to discuss is the period of our lives...

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...

From the Editor: Law and Mercy

One of the themes of the Rosh Hashanah observance is G-d’s plan to create our world based exclusively on law. It seems that from the very start, when He...

Bagel Store: West Side Story

It was a break from the usual routine and an opportunity to reconnect with friends who live in Manhattan. But it was also more than that. It was a...

From the Editor: The Few Chasing Out the Many

Their political opponents do not just want to score victories over them in fair and democratic elections. Their goal in both the case of Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and...

From the Editor: Standing Together in the New Year

  This week, Israelis voted on who is going to be sitting in the next Knesset. Here in the United States, the race is in full swing to see who...

Bagel Store: A Bissel Shtisel

They are actors playing parts that are distant from their real lives. And for those of you who have become aficionados of the Netflix series "Shtisel," that might be...

Editor: Israel at a Crossroad

  This week’s election in Israel achieved nearly the same result as the election in April. It appears at this point that neither of the major parties will be able...
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