From the Editor: On Being Right

By Larry Gordon Next week, there will be an important and telling election in the State of Israel. These days we hear similar words spoken about most elections, but this...

From the Editor: Across the Bi-Partisan Divide

By Larry Gordon Approximately 18,000 supporters of Israel gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for the American Israel Political Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conclave at the Washington Convention Center. This is...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Remembering Our Patriots

Every Memorial Day, a quick parade rolls its way up Central Avenue through Lawrence and Cedarhurst as a tribute to those who lost their lives defending the United States...

From The Editor: An Educational Experience

We were on the move just about all day long. We were in Albany for a day last week with Teach NYS, a subdivision of the Orthodox Union. Buses...

From the Editor: The Shomer Israel Fraud

By Larry Gordon Time and again, over and over, we heard from our dear brother and senator, Charles Schumer, that his name, Schumer, is from “shomer,” guardian. He has been...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Between Two Yahrzeits

My mother’s second yahrzeit took place last week and will reoccur in another two or so weeks from now. I’m grappling with the idea, and that is probably why...

From the Editor: Obstructing Leadership

There are less than five weeks to go until Israelis cast votes in an election that could either reinvigorate the coalition government of Prime Minister Netanyahu or turn the...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Growing the Five Towns

Those in other parts of the Jewish world — that means anywhere outside of the Five Towns — may not be aware that the various enclaves and neighborhoods here...

From the Editor: Condemning Kahane

Rabbi Meir Kahane was murdered here in New York by an Arab terrorist in 1990. That means he is already gone close to 30 years. I believe that is...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Continuing the Kaylie Legacy

When you speak about Gloria Kaylie and her late husband, Harvey, a’h, and their involvement in so many aspects of Jewish life, you are talking about philanthropy with important...
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