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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...

Not So Supreme

06 “Millions of people in this country feel angry about the Supreme Court’s decisions … I must admit, I am, too.” Was that Yair Lapid or Benny Gantz, leaders of the...

About Those Ads

It’s a healthy interaction, as well as a legitimate debate. Though this issue usually remains dormant, I am bringing it up anyway because it is a thought-provoking subject. The topic...

Jews And Our Cars

I was driving through Lido Beach the other day on my way to Long Beach and into the Five Towns, mindlessly following the directions of my Waze app; I...

Always Running

Up until the 2022 congressional election, we had excellent representation in the House in Congresswoman Kathleen Rice. But after Ms. Rice decided not to seek reelection, the seat was...

The Poland Dilemma

My wife, Esta, always said that her father was adamantly against it. He didn’t want to hear about it or consider it, and would be upset if he knew...
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