In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

From the Editor: Meeting Ambassador Danon

By Larry Gordon Years ago, an appointment with then Likud Knesset member Danny Danon was always on the schedule when we visited Jerusalem. MK Danon was always friendly and congenial...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Understanding Chametz

There are multiple manifestations of the faceoff between the elimination of bread from our homes beginning this weekend and the incorporation of matzah as it replaces it over the...

Keeping the Pesach Tradition By Traveling

It seems that the fashion in which we have come to celebrate Pesach is represented these days by extremes. The other day there was an appeal in a Five...

From The Editor

Israel, after all these years, has no choice but to be resilient. It is not a matter of just being strong in the face of adversity and tragedy, as...

The View from Jerusalem

JERUSALEM DIARY For just a moment, let’s forget about “Next year in Jerusalem,” and let’s dwell on the experience of “This week in Jerusalem.” It is a new experience for us...

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...

Heard in the Bagel Store

One Year Later Is it possible that a year has already passed? This week we will observe the first yahrzeit for my mother, Sora Roiza bas Aharon (Rosalind Gordon), and a...

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...

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...
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