Joseph Aaron


Jews running

I always thought I was going to be the first Jewish president of the United States. I’m not kidding. I remember very clearly at age 6 memorizing the presidential oath of office so that I…


Today’s rules

You know it’s weird never have things been so wild westy, so anything goes, so no holds barred, so limits free, so break every rule, so out with standards and conventions and the traditional way…


Enjoying death

When I heard the news of the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the first thing I thought of was the Jews leaving Egypt. It wasn’t so much the news of al-Baghdadi’s death that…


The end is near

I must admit I am enjoying a little too much watching the kosher chickens come home to roost. I mean this is really serious stuff and yet I can’t stop smiling. I have for so…


The bad new days

I hate modern life. I despise it, can’t stand it, am sick of it, am more than frustrated by it. And I really don’t care if that makes me seem like a stick in the…


Our great friend

It’s not good when Pat Robertson has more of a sense of moral outrage than the vast majority of Israeli Jews and right wing American Jews. It’s not good when Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has more of…


Happy new year

And so we have begun a new Jewish year. In my column wrapping up 5779, I presented quite a bit of evidence that the old Jewish year was an unusually lousy one, full of tragic…


Time of the year

Timing is everything. Israel just held the second of its two national elections this year and this one, like the first one, basically ended in a tie. Which leads me to have a lot to…


Jared and Avi

He is the pisher’s pisher. Look at the photo at the bottom. It shows, at left, chief White House pisher, Jared Kushner, who is a punk clueless kid with no discernible talents, abilities, experience or…