Editor: On the Front Lines

  They are medical professionals who always aspired to make a contribution to society and help others. Likely it was not only their profession but also their personal passion. If...

Bagel Store: Never Alone

  More than three decades ago, when we were still residing in Brooklyn, I was sitting in shul shortly after Mussaf on Shabbos. At my table was a retired professor...

From the Editor: Thanking Benny Gantz

By Larry Gordon The global virus notwithstanding, and after almost a year of campaigning and voting in elections, Israel now has a government, and — for now anyway — Benjamin...

Bagel Store: Where’s My Kaddish?

  This is something about which I might have sought my mother’s advice. But then I realized that would not work, not under these circumstances. This past Tuesday we marked my...

From the Editor: Social Distance Diary Part 2

BANNER Editor   On Thursday, March 19, this publication’s first “coronavirus issue” hit the stands and was distributed throughout the areas we cover. When the social-distancing recommendation came down, I was...

Bagel Store: Pesach at Risk

By Larry Gordon It is three weeks away, and Pesach as many once knew it might be at risk. This year seemed to be featuring a greater and more diverse...

Editor: Social Distance Diary

  All of a sudden, the pursuit of achdus — togetherness — and our responsibility to one another require that we stay apart. A few weeks ago, had this course...

Bagel Store: Fraud Investigation

You have seen the full-page ad in this newspaper for over a year now. Around a year ago, an attorney bought space in the paper, looking for people who,...

The Lawrence Mayoral Debate

  By Larry Gordon It is unlikely that there will be a debate anytime soon between incumbent Mayor of the Village of Lawrence Alex Edelman and his challenger, Village Trustee Danny...

Bagel Store: Family Matters

In a few days we will be marking the first yahrzeit of our son-in-law, Moshe, a’h. It is not just difficult to tap those words onto my keypad; there...
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