Joseph Aaron

Perverts and idiots

Thank G-d for Matt Lauer. It was nice to have Lauer join the parade of prominent men who are sex abusers, harassers, and predators, also known as creeps. Gave us a little break from all…

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Loving relationship

Love is always better than fear. Choice is always better than coercion. With Israel’s next birthday being its 70th, you would have thought it would have figured that out by now. When you get to…


Jewish lessons from Pervertgate

So this is what it’s like to live through a revolution. Fact is, I’ve somehow managed to miss most of the societal revolutions that have taken place during my lifetime. I do very vividly recall…


Anti-bris Jewish men

The whole point of giving a Jewish baby boy a bris is to literally imprint on his body, and his soul, the notion that he is a child of G-d and is to act accordingly…


Our Jewish way

Let’s talk about dead Palestinians, shall we. No, not because I’m pro-Palestinian, but because I’m pro-Israel, because I truly believe that peace is what is in the best interest of the Jewish state and also…


Jewish shame, Jewish pride

There are two things you usually don’t think of Jews as. Sexual predators and baseball stars. And yet, so it is in the continually amazing, bewildering time that Jews today are living. We already knew…


Simon says, but doesn’t rescind

Words are nice but actions are even nicer. And actions that show you put principle before money, honor before honors are even nicer. Which brings me to Harvey and Simon. Harvey as in Weinstein and…


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…


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…