Joseph Aaron

Harvey, meet Shlomo

He looks a lot like Harvey Weinstein. But he’s a very different kind of pig. We’ll get to him in a moment. But first let us learn a Jewish lesson, shall we. The lesson is…

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Pig man and wonder woman

It is the best of Jewish times, it is the worst of Jewish times. Talk about going from the ridiculous to the sublime. Make that from the slime to the sublime. Jews, as they so…


Happy Yom Kippur

This year, Yom Kippur made me very happy. Now I know joy is not something one associates with the Day of Atonement. Normally you think of solemnity, seriousness, holiness. But the truth is, from a…


TrumpJewishWorld

Are you getting the feeling that the Jewish world is more and more becoming like Trumpworld? I long ago made the point that I truly believe the Donald and the Bibi are identical twins. Each…


The whole year

Wouldn’t it be great if we actually meant what we said, felt what we felt when we’re in synagogue on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We all talk and pray about how we plan to…


The Jewish soul

This is not about politics or religion. It’s about decency and Jewish values, about menschlichkeit, being a mensch, about yiddishkeit, being faithful to the real meaning of Judaism. As we wave bye bye to the…


American values first

A thought. If your goal is America first, you can’t have America best. A question. How is it that in this age when everybody feels free to say whatever they want, however they want in…


Make Jews honorable again

And the shanda, the Jewish shame, just keeps on coming. There are many things you can say about Donald Trump. But perhaps the truest is that he’s brought about more desecration of G-d’s name than…


Robert E. Hitler

There are no statues of Adolph Hitler in Germany. Now if you think like Trump, which is to say not at all, there should be. After all, Hitler played an important role in German history,…


Silent loud mouth

One has to wonder if Trump realizes that the neo-Nazis he was so reluctant to condemn by name would include among their targets his precious daughter Ivanka and her children, his grandchildren. For all of…