Heard in the Bagel Store: All In A Name

On Monday, I had the privilege in shul to name a second grandchild for my mom, Sora Rosa. This is the second grandchild born since her passing 15 months...

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...

That’s A Lot Of Garbage

We—the Jewish community, that is—produce a great deal of garbage. This time I’m talking about genuine refuse, the kind that gets piled into tall black plastic bags with red...

From the Editor: 93 Queen Tells Story of All-Female Ambulance Squad

Paula Eiselt, a former Woodmere resident and an alumna of HAFTR, says she was surfing through websites that feature Jewish-oriented content a few years ago, when she came across...

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...

From the Editor: Exploring Both Sides

We have always been in favor of children receiving proper inoculation with vaccines as recommended by their physicians. Any claim or suggestion to the contrary is just wrong. That said,...

Left, Right, Wrong

By Larry Gordon Why is it that the media and other aggressive critics are so determined to work to undermine those who, on the surface anyway, seem to have their...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Making A Shidduch

The lament is a recurring one: If only everyday people like you and me would take it upon themselves to attempt to make a shidduch, the current crisis that...

Purim Then And Now

By Larry Gordon People used to bring mishloach manos to my parents, and then, later in the day, my mom and dad would rearrange the plates, platters, or boxes and...

From the Editor: Importance of NORPAC

    Next week, more than 1,200 people will travel from around the United States to Washington, D.C. to meet with elected officials and to emphasize and reiterate our community’s feelings...
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BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — An 8-year-old boy who reportedly is a descendant of a prominent Hasidic rabbi died in a boating accident in New York. The...

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  By Zvi Gluck Here we are again, in the home stretch of what has been a wonderful yom tov season, an inspirational and emotional period...

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