Bagel Store: Love Is All You Need

  Chanukah is not for another month but that does not mean that I’m not thinking about it — I am. This year we will mark my father’s 31st yahrzeit....

From the Editor: Why Do So Many Jews Vote for Democrats?

  This is meant to be an astute and penetratingly deep inquiry into a somewhat irreconcilable political reality. Here is the question: Are we nuts? In the last presidential election, 71%...

Bagel Store: Der Zaide

  They called him Tatta or Der Tatta, which, loosely translated, means “Father” or “the Father.” That is how my dad and his siblings referred to their father. We referred...

Editor: The Great Minyan Debate

  Our shuls are closed due to the virus, but there seems to be a terrible misunderstanding about the connection between the two. Our shuls locked up and dark on Friday...

POSSIBLE PEACE PROPOSALS

It might be rolled out fairly soon, but, then again, it may take another six months to a year. That is the Trump administration’s so-called “Deal of the Century,”...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Summer Camp Memories

By Larry Gordon My last year in summer camp was in the great year of 1969. Just for the purposes of historical context, that was the summer the Mets made a...
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