Joseph Aaron

Friends like this

It’s important to know who your friends are. And who your enemies are. And who your friends should be and who your enemies should be. I know we’re living in times like no other, times…

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What really matters

Well, it was bound to happen. I agree with Donald Trump about something. G-d seems to have taken some mercy on me lately in that I’ve been getting a bunch of nice, supportive letters from…


Good and bad

I don’t ever remember so many lives being so overturned so dramatically. One of the things I feel is so missing from all the tumult we have witnessed over the last year is a sense…


Crazy times

Is it me or is the world getting crazier and crazier. It sure feels like it. Each and every day it feels like it. We are seeing crazy stuff all around us all the time,…


No change at all

The thing that always amazes me about the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days right after Yom Kippur, is how everyone seems to be just like they were in the days…


Read all about it

It is one of the first rules of journalism. Never write about journalism. After all, who cares? While journalists are obsessed with every aspect of journalism, we delude ourselves if we think readers care even…


Lessons for the new year

#metoo and McCain. The Jewish year now just about over, began with the biggest story being that of one Harvey Weinstein, which gave birth to the #metoo movement. And the year ended with the biggest…


A wall between Jews

Great. Just what we need. Paul Ryan. As if we don’t have enough tzuris with well-known Jews as it is. Harvey Weinstein got the ball rolling about a year ago and it’s been one Jewish…


Listen to Lauder

I well know that all my talk about the increasing number and increasing scope of anti- democracy actions being taken by the Bibi government gets blown off by all the right-wingers out there. Oh, there…


Ugliness rules

It’s important to always be a mensch. Even when it comes to emails. My greatest fear about the Trump and Bibi regimes is how their behavior is eroding civility in my two favorite countries. When…