Heard in the Bagel Store: Eating and Driving in Jerusalem

We love it very much here in Israel. At the same time, though, we are dealing with the unusual dynamic of being profiled by the locals. One of the...

From the Editor: Israel and New York

By Larry Gordon This week in Israel we were traveling with the newly selected chairman of the New York State Republican Party, Nick Langworthy, his adviser on Jewish issues, Michael...

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...

From the Editor: Jerusalem Diary

Is there anything like summertime in Israel? The sky is always clear, and here in Jerusalem a soft wind begins to blow at about 5 p.m., announcing that 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...

Traveling With Joe

There is no better way to experience Israel than with Dr. Joe Frager, a well-connected activist both in the U.S. and in Israel and also a very good friend. Next...

Swords Into Plowshares

On some days, and after an array of international events, if we view occurrences from a different angle or perspective than usual, it can appear as if the things...

From the Editor: Prosperity and Peace in the Middle East

  For some technical reason, I could not access Fox News online on Monday morning. I attempted to sign on a few times but to no avail. So I tried...

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...

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...
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  Irresponsible Advice Dear Editor, I was extremely dismayed to read “Monsey Stabber: A Halachic Analysis” in the January 3 issue. The author, although insisting he was...

UK Classifies Hezbollah as Terrorist Group, Freezes Its Assets

BY CNAAN LIPHSHIZ (JTA) — The United Kingdom designated the entire Hezbollah organization as a terrorist group and froze its assets. The Finance Ministry move, which was...

Political Roundup: Nassau County Joins Climate Program

Nassau County Joins Climate Smart Communities Program Nassau County Executive Laura Curran was joined by New York State Senator Todd Kaminsky to announce Nassau County’s...

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