From the Editor: Pay It Forward

This is the scene: Friday afternoon, a few hours prior to Shabbos, at a checkout counter at a supermarket in the Five Towns. A woman at a checkout line is...

From The Editor: An Educational Experience

We were on the move just about all day long. We were in Albany for a day last week with Teach NYS, a subdivision of the Orthodox Union. Buses...

From the Editor: Influential People

The original plan was to begin this piece with an expression of extreme disappointment in Israeli actress Natalie Portman and her public display of disdain for Prime Minister Netanyahu...

From the Editor: Election Endorsements

By Larry Gordon We have met with many of the candidates and now the day of decision is just about here. One thing is clear: the philosophical divide in our...

Bagel Store: Lyft, Uber and Enterprise

It’s arguable whether Miami Beach is the second- or third-holiest city in Judaism after Jerusalem and parts of the New York and New Jersey area. Back down south for...

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...

From The Editor Part I: Alone, Not Lonely

He used to wonder how it is that 150 countries that make up the majority of the modern world and vote against Israel consistently in the UN General Assembly...

From the Editor: Trouble From Policies That Create Darkness

By Larry Gordon Here is why we Jews might be in deep trouble. The reason is: Blumenthal, Feinstein, Schumer, Nadler, Engel, and so on down the line. The heartland of...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Eating During the Nine Days

Usually we dine on good food as a matter of routine. But this week, as we head into the last third of the Nine Days, we are thinking about...

Bagel Store: The Post Shidduch Era

How many times have I had the opportunity to discuss contentious and controversial issues with people and invited them to either submit a piece for publication or pen a...
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