From the Editor: Solving Problems

Recent polls have indicated that in this time of extreme national division, only 9% of Americans polled have a positive impression of the U.S. Congress. With the almost exclusive...

Bagel Store: Heartbroken

By Larry Gordon “Your father is here; he sees you and will guide you, but you just cannot see him.” Those words were spoken to two of my grandchildren on Friday...

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...

From the Editor: Stay With Tradition, Vote Edelman

  Next week, the quaint, upscale, and internationally renowned Village of Lawrence will for the first time feature a competitive election for mayor between two like-minded Orthodox Jewish residents of...

Bagel Store: Pins and Needles

  It occurred to me the other day that aside from the circumstances surrounding this pandemic, I do not write much about subjects pertaining to medicine. So here is a story...

Thoughts On Trump

There was a clip posted online a few weeks ago of Donald Trump in a golf cart in Florida calling out to a group of what looked like frum...

Bagel Store: Vaccinations And Women’s Photos

OK, now that I grabbed your attention with that headline, let me say that this essay is about two topics that have little or possibly no connection to each...

From the Editor: An Interview With Dan Crenshaw

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to talk with Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw and also watched a segment he did on Fox News this past Monday. Crenshaw...

The Day After

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was in Israel last weekend and from careful observation, it seems that each sentence he uttered contradicted the one that preceded it. Is that...

New Kids In Town

Why is it that when the people go to vote and a majority expresses that they want to be led by a right-wing government, that collective decision is so...
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On Being Here

These past few days in Israel have been exhilarating, thought-provoking, and full of unforgettable moments and unforgettable people, both Americans and Sabras. Our tour,...

A Divided Taxi

His name is Eitan and he’s been driving a taxi here in Israel for more than forty years. He drove us to Jerusalem last...

The One

By Malkie Gordon Hirsch Magence You know those couples that can finish each others’ sentences, due to hearing the same story roughly 20,000 times? It...


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