From the Editor: Why the Deal of the Century Won’t Work

By Larry Gordon There are, unfortunately, several reasons why the Deal of the Century, as it is being touted by Jared Kushner and the Trump administration, is not going to...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Holy Places

  Sometimes it hits you with a jolt. The mundane and material world that we live in juxtaposed with our ability to instantaneously leave that all behind and enter places...

From the Editor: Mariano and the Jews

By Larry Gordon After an illustrious all-star career as one of baseball’s best pitchers and the first major league ball player to be unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame,...

Heard at the Bagel Store: The AC Crisis

  We arrived home from Israel last week to the place in absolute but pre-planned shambles. That is our home that I am talking about. It was a virtual —...

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: Israel and New York

By Larry Gordon This week in Israel we were traveling with the newly selected chairman of the New York State Republican Party, Nick Langworthy, his adviser on Jewish issues, Michael...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Getting Away

  This is the week to get away, they say. I’m writing these words 35,000 feet over Liverpool, England, headed for Tel Aviv, and from there to Jerusalem. From the...

From the Editor: Jerusalem Diary

Is there anything like summertime in Israel? The sky is always clear, and here in Jerusalem a soft wind begins to blow at about 5 p.m., announcing that 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...

Traveling With Joe

There is no better way to experience Israel than with Dr. Joe Frager, a well-connected activist both in the U.S. and in Israel and also a very good friend. Next...
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