Bagel Store: Pesach Preparations

By Larry Gordon Why is it that no one seems to know how much shemurah matzah they are going to need for Pesach? Year after year it is the same...

Heard At The Bagel Store: Political Intrigue

There was a glimpse of summer last Shabbos that quickly disappeared back into the seasonal storage vaults or wherever it is that our four annual climatic changes are stored....

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...

From the Editor: Finally Deported

By Larry Gordon He is finally gone, deported from the United States to Germany for serving as a Nazi camp guard who oversaw the murder of 6,000 Jews in one...

From the Editor: Dollars for Trump

With the presidential election campaign beginning to hit its stride come autumn, it might be time for the Orthodox Jewish community to put its money where its mouth is,...

Bagel Store: At the White House

It was a day in Washington, D.C., with the high point being remarks by President Trump to a gathering of several hundred Jewish leaders to mark the observance and...

Bagel Store: 33 Days

It has become a day for weddings and haircuts, but Lag B’Omer is really so much more. At this point in the year, we are all counting Sefirah, hopefully...

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...

From the Editor

In response to last week’s column that wondered how supporters of Israel can support a two-state solution that creates a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland while at the same...

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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