Bagel Store: Encapsulated Learning Here and in Israel

When it comes to opening schools as the COVID-19 virus still looms, Israel is a little ahead of us. It has been about three weeks since the boys began pouring...

From the Editor: Good and Bad

Regardless of which candidate you chose on November 3, it is OK to disagree with some of their positions. That means you can vote for President Trump because you...

Building A Sukkah

For many it is travel trauma. Yom tov is around the corner and many who traditionally make their way to Eretz Yisrael at that point of the year are...

Outdoor Observations

Our outdoor minyanim around the world seem to be flourishing, and that is important as our shuls and their memberships gear up for the upcoming High Holy Days—Rosh Hashanah...

Bagel Store: The Loop of Tzaros

  A community leader called the other day to express concern about issues we are not adequately covering here. He listed three disparate agenda items that are truly disconnected from...

From the Editor: Sovereignty and Peace?

Sovereignty or peace? Upon closer examination, it is not a matter of choosing one or the other. On the surface, it looks like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traded his...

Bagel Store: Let Us In

  All these months into the global struggle with the coronavirus, the debate rages regarding the best approach to deal with it as a society that needs to live and...

From the Editor: Remembering Rabbi Steinsaltz, ז’ל

Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, who passed away last week at the age of 83 after a long illness, provided those who studied his words with remarkable insight and lessons of...

Bagel Store: Outdoor Update

After a lot of give and take and even more debate, we finally made it back into shul, and, hopefully, with G-d’s help, we will be able to stay...

From the Editor: The Yeshiva Breakthrough

    For months now, many have assumed that the year in Israel so many young men and women look forward to might be scuttled. With the coronavirus spiking on an off-and-on...
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