Larry Gordon

Why is everyone talking about Shtisel?

In Israel, everyone was talking about it several years ago, but now it has hit the US scene - with the same result., 1/27/2019, 8:57 AM

Trusting justice - even if the Supreme Court candidate is Republican

Is being obective too much to ask of our elected representatives? The Kavanaugh hearings are a timely reminder of what justice should mean., 9/16/2018, 9:41 AM

The Wizard of Jerusalem

All about one of the first non-diplomatic delegations visiting the new United States Embassy in Jerusalem with the opportunity to sit and talk about the issues of the day with our U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman., 8/13/2018, 10:00 PM

Bring them home

It is four years since Operation Protective Edge and Oron and Hadar are still not home. The remains of US soldiers who fell in Korea are on their way home after 70 years. , 8/5/2018, 5:33 PM

Frager leading the way to peace

Much of the major shifts that are taking place today on the world stage involve, for the first time, major players whose growth and personal development have been shaped by a Torah and overall Jewish education., 7/1/2018, 6:52 AM

Not a smart move

For Satmar to display this level of animus and ridicule on a public stage and in front of the world media is detrimental to Jews and the cause of Am Yisrael everywhere, and there is no way around that reality., 6/10/2018, 2:24 PM

The evangelical equation

Who is it in the American Jewish community that is so insulted at what they perceive to be, as the NY Times said, the evangelical speakers 'denigrating of the Jewish faith'?, 5/30/2018, 2:49 PM

The Shidduch fraud

People are unfortunately desperate. That is precisely when people swoop in for the kill. , 5/27/2018, 11:47 AM

Recognizing reality

Fifty-one years later, it all makes sense., 5/22/2018, 7:54 AM

Numb and silent

We are a worldwide community without walls or borders, real or imagined. When members of that community celebrate, we do so with them, and when they suffer pain, we feel that pain and suffer with them. The tragic story of Yisroel and Elisheva z"l. , 4/15/2018, 6:46 AM

Analyzing Rubashkin

Maybe what Pollard and Rubashkin have in common should be pushed out into the open., 12/30/2017, 7:34 PM


This is a film that the hasidic community would just love to see. The only problem is that, by and large, it is anathema and strictly forbidden, in most instances, to either see a movie or go to a movie theater. But it is catching on., 8/21/2017, 5:00 PM

A mother's naches

The story told by the Lubavitcher Rabbe's mother N"E., 3/20/2017, 1:22 PM

On Western and other walls

Erecting barriers and building walls to protect us is very much in the news these days. It is also in the daf yomi for the week., 2/4/2017, 11:55 PM

White socks, baby carriages

, 12/6/2016, 9:10 PM

Rudy and Mitt

Only Israel is concerned about who the new Secretary of State will be., 12/3/2016, 6:54 PM

Trump and the Jews

There is truly nothing to fear about the upcoming Trump presidency., 11/20/2016, 12:26 AM

Making America good

Trump is the jolt that America needs., 11/6/2016, 3:54 PM

Undecided in Israel

Trump or Hillary? It’s in Israel’s best interest to sit on the sidelines and wait out the results of the forthcoming election., 10/31/2016, 9:05 AM

Sanders, Cruz and Jews

Cruz might have made a better candidate but he erred at the RNC., 7/29/2016, 6:33 AM

Political lives matter

Obama has chosen to only speak out when blacks have been the victims of police misconduct or tragic error., 7/15/2016, 8:12 AM

Rescue and recovery

The NY Times does it again, true to form., 6/27/2016, 9:20 AM

Trump's people

Trump's advisors on Israel are a refreshing change. Freezing construction in Judea and Samaria is not on the list., 6/16/2016, 8:03 PM

Celebrate with Israel this year

Are things perfect with the Jewish state as she celebrates 68years of independence? Far from it, of course. Israel is a work in progress, but it is ours., 5/12/2016, 12:04 PM

AIPAC Post-mortem

AIPAC seems to have developed somewhat of its own agenda vis-à-vis Israel policy on a number of issues., 4/1/2016, 2:17 PM

The apprentice candidate

The next president is in a good position because he cannot do worse than Obama when it comes to foreign policy., 3/17/2016, 11:58 PM

Religion, peace and politics

Whoever is the next president will be able to improve upon his or her predecessor’s performance so long as they wake up in the morning and are breathing., 3/8/2016, 4:56 PM

Man of the future

A visit with our man in the UN, who holds an unenviable but crucial position., 1/8/2016, 3:45 PM

Rabin and Kahane

Peace was not lost because of Rabin's assassination, it wasn't going to happen to begin with. Kahane, however, foretold today's events., 11/8/2015, 9:01 AM

Moderate Militants

Bashar al-Assad, Mahmoud Abbas and Saddam Hussein have been called moderates. Is this for real?, 10/18/2015, 5:55 AM

Condemnation, not Self-Flagellation, is What is Needed Here

Why is it that Obama can keep the State Department and media from using the words 'Islamic terror' about a fast-spreading scourge, but our leaders think 'Jewish terror' sounds just fine. , 8/3/2015, 9:46 AM

Supreme Disappointment

Three decisions—Jerusalem, Obamacare, and same-gender marriage—carry an underlying theme that speaks of a lack of steadfastness on the part of the court and an overall failure of leadership. , 7/3/2015, 10:06 AM

Jerusalem Exists, but Where?

Where else in any of the 200 countries of the world does the U.S. weigh in on which city should be that nation’s capital?, 6/19/2015, 6:01 AM

It’s Only Words

The Obama approach to handling possible evolving crises is to concentrate on placating people without doing anything., 5/14/2015, 3:15 AM

A Child's Letter

Two sensitive souls joined by a letter., 5/3/2015, 8:39 AM

Meeting the President

The President of the United States reached out to Jewish community leaders and asked them to come to the White House to discuss the Iran deal., 4/26/2015, 12:24 AM

Empty Phrases

The idea of forcing Iran to the table through crippling sanctions was having its desired effect and the next logical step was to maintain or intensify sanctions to force Iran into abandoning its quest for a nuclear bomb, so why an "agreement"?, 4/17/2015, 7:19 AM