Heard in the Bagel Store: Making A Shidduch

The lament is a recurring one: If only everyday people like you and me would take it upon themselves to attempt to make a shidduch, the current crisis that...

Bagel Store: Kaddish With The Kids

  Sometimes I recite Kaddish with the kids — Dovid and Nison, 12 and 10 years old, respectively — and sometimes I let them go and do it together, on...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Jerusalem Diary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PufX6C2mS7g It’s summer here in Israel’s capital city. The streets are teeming with people, and it is truly an exciting time in the age of Donald Trump. My focus this...

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...

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...

From the Editor: 93 Queen Tells Story of All-Female Ambulance Squad

Paula Eiselt, a former Woodmere resident and an alumna of HAFTR, says she was surfing through websites that feature Jewish-oriented content a few years ago, when she came across...

Bagel Store: Heartbroken

By Larry Gordon “Your father is here; he sees you and will guide you, but you just cannot see him.” Those words were spoken to two of my grandchildren on Friday...

From the Editor: Electoral Aftermath

Thankfully, Election Day and the long electoral process are now over. Actually, on second thought, that is not the case. As the polls closed on Tuesday night it signaled...

Heard in the Bagel Store: The Rabbi Making Connections With Gulf States

When I used to read stories about Rabbi Marc Schneier of The Hampton Synagogue and his efforts to establish and foster improved relationships between Jews and Muslims, I could...

Heard at the Bagel Store: Wedding Prep

You know how it is. If you’re fortunate, you find the right wife, a good person, and you slowly begin to build a life together pretty much on your...
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