From the Editor: Importance of NORPAC

    Next week, more than 1,200 people will travel from around the United States to Washington, D.C. to meet with elected officials and to emphasize and reiterate our community’s feelings...

Heard At The Bagel Store: Political Intrigue

There was a glimpse of summer last Shabbos that quickly disappeared back into the seasonal storage vaults or wherever it is that our four annual climatic changes are stored....

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...

From the Editor: Meeting Ambassador Danon

By Larry Gordon Years ago, an appointment with then Likud Knesset member Danny Danon was always on the schedule when we visited Jerusalem. MK Danon was always friendly and congenial...

Heard in the Bagel Store: Understanding Chametz

There are multiple manifestations of the faceoff between the elimination of bread from our homes beginning this weekend and the incorporation of matzah as it replaces it over the...

Keeping the Pesach Tradition By Traveling

It seems that the fashion in which we have come to celebrate Pesach is represented these days by extremes. The other day there was an appeal in a Five...

From The Editor

Israel, after all these years, has no choice but to be resilient. It is not a matter of just being strong in the face of adversity and tragedy, as...

The View from Jerusalem

JERUSALEM DIARY For just a moment, let’s forget about “Next year in Jerusalem,” and let’s dwell on the experience of “This week in Jerusalem.” It is a new experience for us...

From the Editor

In response to last week’s column that wondered how supporters of Israel can support a two-state solution that creates a Palestinian state in Israel’s heartland while at the same...

Heard in the Bagel Store

One Year Later Is it possible that a year has already passed? This week we will observe the first yahrzeit for my mother, Sora Roiza bas Aharon (Rosalind Gordon), and a...

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HaGaon Rav Reuven Feinstein, Shlita, Answers Questions At Dirshu Shabbos Convention

  Rav Reuven Feinstein, shlita, rosh yeshiva of Staten Island, in addition to being rebbe to generations of talmidim, also serves as a guiding light...

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Rocks were thrown through the windows of the Great Prayer Hall of the Central Synagogue in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia on Saturday by...

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A Palestinian man was stopped on Monday after he attempted a stabbing attack against Israeli soldiers in Judea and Samaria, according to the Israel Defense Forces. The...

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