Heard in the Bagel Store: Shidduch Fraud

Why is it that in these somewhat advanced and contemporary times we  allow the idea of seeking matrimonial matches for our children — shidduchim — to be equated with...

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...

A Lawrence Mayoral Race

It might be considered the Long Island version of the changing of the guard. With long time Lawrence, NY Mayor Alex Edelman being term limited out, come mid-June there...

Bagel Store: Why is Everyone Talking About Shtisel?

The reader might be asking, “What is ‘Shtisel?’” Is Shtisel the latest craze or talk of the town? Well, yes and no. “Shtisel” is the last name of a fictional...

Bagel Store: Happy and Sad

By Larry Gordon There was not that much time to think about it, and that is part of the gift from Above, I suppose. There were a few times over the...

Bagel Store: A Bissel Shtisel

They are actors playing parts that are distant from their real lives. And for those of you who have become aficionados of the Netflix series "Shtisel," that might be...

Fischman And Chabad: Changing Signs

A story like this is usually about a name going up on a shul or a yeshiva building as an act of extraordinary philanthropy. But this is exactly the...

Letters to the Editor: Spreading Foggy Facts

Dear Editor, I read the front-page opinion article by Dr. Gila Jedwab (“Fighting the Fog,” May 15) with a mixture of disappointment and concern. I was disappointed that your newspaper...

Larceny And Lashon Ha’ra

This is a difficult article to write, due to the fact that it is both sensitive and challenging, which is one of the main reasons there are so many...

Remembering Jackie

The truth is, he was unforgettable. I suppose that’s one of the reasons it’s easy to remember Jackie Mason as we approach his second yahrzeit just three weeks from...
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By Sivan Rahav Meir This week’s parashah begins with the lighting of the Menorah in the Mishkan, “Speak to Aaron and say to him: ‘When...

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