The Election No One Wanted Is Over

By Larry Gordon That is what it was, the election that many hoped would not have to take place. As I’ve written here in the past, the tradition in the...

In the Bagel Store: Numb and Silent

In one way it is now all over, but in another sense it is all just beginning. We are at one of those key junctures on our calendar that...

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...

Bagel Store: $easons Giving

Collecting in person for tzedakah is a beautiful thing. That is, except for the quirkiness and even shadowy ways some pursue such an enterprise. As I tell the people who...

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...

Bagel Store: Money in the Bible

  At the very beginning of this week’s Torah portion, it seems that our forefather Avraham gets somewhat ripped off, to borrow from the contemporary vernacular, by a local nobleman...

From the Editor: Congressman Nadler Cancels

By Larry Gordon The idea was to reach out to Congressman Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and, as you have seen on the news over the...

From the Editor: Build Up That Wall!

By Larry Gordon Many years ago, when Ariel Sharon was prime minister of Israel and terror attacks were on the rise, I took a tour of the periphery of Jerusalem with...

From the Editor: Identical Political Twins

By Larry Gordon These might be the most interesting as well as challenging times from a political perspective. Who would have thought that one day — and that is today...

From the Editor: Medical Dilemmas

The practice of medicine is best left to doctors and medical researchers. But be that as it may, it seems these days that everyone has strong opinions about medical...
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