Joseph Aaron

Two of a kind

I am more convinced than ever that Bibi is Trump’s brother from another, in this case, Jewish mother. I mean, they have so much in common. They both are on wife number three, having both…

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Polish joke

My mother was born in Warsaw, which makes me half Polish. Now if one engages in ugly stereotypes, I’m sure the fact that I’m half Polish is no surprise to my many fans on the…


Tears and laughter

Sometimes you gotta laugh, sometimes you gotta cry. Spend your time reading news about Jews and you find yourself doing quite a bit of both. It made me cry to read that one-third of Holocaust…


Nuts, crazy, insane

Has everybody gone crazy? Is the whole world nuts? And I’m not even thinking about Trump when I ask those questions. Even though it is a wonder to behold when U.S. senators, with a straight…


A strange land

If ‘merit based’ immigration, the ultimate fantasy of hateful racists like Donald Trump, had been in place after World War II, my parents never would have gotten into this country. Yes, I am the son…


Fire and fury

What I found so fascinating about how Jewish zayde Donald Trump defended himself against the portrait of himself drawn in the new book ‘Fire and Fury’ by Jewish author Michael Wolff is that his response…


Not such a capital idea

It’s important to do the right thing. It’s also important to do it the right way, for the right reasons. I admit I’m kind of ambivalent about the idea of the United States recognizing Jerusalem…


What a shame

I miss shanda. There was a time, not so long ago, when Jews really cared about shanda. Shanda is that great Yiddish word meaning shame, used to convey a lot more than that, to mean…


Oy, Humbug

If it wasn’t for Chanukah, I think I would have given up. The funny thing is that while I am definitely a political liberal, or as they say in Israel where absolutely everyone gets pigeonholed…


A truly great rabbi

I am not a big fan of rabbis. As we all know, the lowest form of human life are lawyers. People so full of themselves, and so full of other stuff, that they believe it…