Editor’s Blog: Guns and Jews

In the aftermath of the deadly massacre in a shul in Pittsburgh, more people are engaging in conversations about guns. The talk is not just about the danger of...

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...

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...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

ON BOARD THAT PLANE

Flight delays are a routine part of travel, and that is without the additional meteorological complications that can and do indeed turn things upside-down. That was the story last...

Heard in the Bagel Store: He Could Be Something

Every now and then a story comes to your attention—or, in this case, to my attention—that is not relegated to the schedule or “to do” list to be addressed...

From the Editor: The Kirsten Crisis

The idea in today’s political process is to project an image that may not reflect reality. Those up for election in two weeks want you to think about their...

Bagel Store: Happy and Sad

By Larry Gordon There was not that much time to think about it, and that is part of the gift from Above, I suppose. There were a few times over the...

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,...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Growing the Five Towns

Those in other parts of the Jewish world — that means anywhere outside of the Five Towns — may not be aware that the various enclaves and neighborhoods here...
- Advertisement -

Stay connected

78,939FansLike
1,530FollowersFollow
1,182FollowersFollow

Latest article

Mike Sweetney: Life On The Rebound

By Dov Lipman Mike Sweetney had it all. Named the best high-school basketball player in the Washington, DC area in 2000, he then joined the list...

Halachic Musings: The Three Weeks

Although the Three Weeks and the other two fasts are a period of mourning and introspection, the Navi Zechariah tells us (Zechariah 8:19) that,...

Ambassador: Israel Will Allow U.S. Reps. Omar, Tlaib to Visit

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said the Jewish state will admit U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “out...

- Advertisement -

- Advertisement -

Weather

New York
mist
81.2 ° F
85 °
77 °
78%
2.3mph
40%
Sun
96 °
Mon
86 °
Tue
76 °
Wed
74 °
Thu
79 °

SIGN UP FOR UPDATES!

Get news from the Five Towns Jewish Times in your inbox.

EMAIL

Choose From the Following Newsletter options: