Joseph Aaron

Depressing times

I am really getting frustrated. Things are so amazingly good for us in the world and we don’t see it or feel it and things are so amazingly bad for us in the Jewish world…

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Jews at war

Well, it’s clear now that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is as dead as that thing on top of Trump’s head. Among the many loads of lying baloney we were sold by…


Life’s ironies

It is one of Jewish life’s little ironies. I am, as they say in Israel, a ‘leftist,’ meaning that yes, I still even now, despite all, everything considered, understanding the circumstances, am very much in…


Jewish drug

The Jewish people have a drug problem. As I’ve been saying for quite some time now, it seems like every week brings more prominent Jews bringing more profound dishonor upon the Jewish people. Indeed, I’m…


Facts and opinions

So I got a call this week from someone I went to Skokie yeshiva with and who I don’t think I’ve seen since we graduated back in 1973 (wow, that sounds like a long time…


Stupid talk

For a people that are supposed to be so smart, we sure say a lot of stupid things. I let most of them go. It’s just not worth the emotional energy to bother commenting on…


The lessons of Poway

Please please can we make what happened in Poway, California about Lori Gilbert-Kaye and not about John Earnest. Now you may not even realize that John Earnest is the name of the butcher who walked…


Despicable behavior

So after the Mueller report came out, one of the networks sent a reporter to a town that had overwhelming voted for Trump in 2016 and interviewed a bunch of people who said they are…


Frustrated

Well, now I know there is a Jewish version of Donald Trump. And he’s right here in Chicago. From the start let me admit that my nerves are pretty raw these days. My mother passed…


My mom is gone

I am an orphan. My father died 38 years ago and I don’t know if it was because I was much younger or because he had been so sick for so long, had so long…