Joseph Aaron

Grumpy old man

Maybe it’s just me, but it seems the world is getting crazier and crazier. Also meaner and meaner, thanks to all the great technology that is transforming the world and the way we live our…

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Too Jewish

I used to be very much against people changing their names to de-Jewy them. Didn’t like when Greenberg became Green or Perlitzky became Perle or Schwartz became Short. So sayeth the man with two first…


The real story

Jewish stereotypes to the contrary, I have never ever wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer. For sure not a lawyer. During my life, I’ve dealt in a whole variety of ways with a…


Jared and Six Days

I’ve been waiting 50 years to write this column and wouldn’t you know it, the Donald got in the way. Well, not exactly the Donald, but the person closest to him. Well, not the person…


The Donald in The Holy Land

They both have been married three times. They both cheated on wife number one with wife number two and on wife number two with wife number three. Both are under criminal investigation by the top…


Jewish souls for Trump

Well, before I get to the meat of what I have to say, how about a couple quick, lighthearted and even positive notes to begin with. The first was a line that came at the…


Hard questions, no easy answers

Despite what too many Jews think, there are some questions that don’t have easy answers. One of them that has been gnawing at me is how could Bill O’Reilly have done it. It’s the same…


Memorial days

Not all Memorial Days are the same. In a few weeks, this country will be marking Memorial Day, which should be a solemn occasion for all of us, but is not. It means a lot…


One people

I feel bad for Bill O’Reilly. Don’t misunderstand. I don’t agree with O’Reilly’s views on anything. And I find him personally distasteful. Arrogant, full of baloney, full of himself, a bloviator and a pinhead, to…


Happy holidays!

HappyEasterHappyPassover. I don’t know exactly when it happened, but it seems all that is now one word. At least it appeared that way to anyone watching television last week. Virtually every news show I saw…