Joseph Aaron

Judaism’s Rebbe

I actually don’t remember where I was when JFK was assassinated. I was eight years old and even then I knew a journalist is what I wanted to be.  And so while I have no…


Anti-Semitism delusion

Even you, Jonathan. Even you. What the former chief rabbi of Britain, Jonathan Sacks, had to say this week, in Britain’s House of Lords no less, made me very sad, very disappointed, showed me just…


State of non-shock

Nothing shocks us anymore. Did you notice that the first lady of Israel recently agreed to a plea deal in a fraud case in which she was accused of ordering $96,000 worth of meals from high-end restaurants…


Depressing times

I am really getting frustrated. Things are so amazingly good for us in the world and we don’t see it or feel it and things are so amazingly bad for us in the Jewish world…


Jews at war

Well, it’s clear now that the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians is as dead as that thing on top of Trump’s head. Among the many loads of lying baloney we were sold by…


Life’s ironies

It is one of Jewish life’s little ironies. I am, as they say in Israel, a ‘leftist,’ meaning that yes, I still even now, despite all, everything considered, understanding the circumstances, am very much in…


Jewish drug

The Jewish people have a drug problem. As I’ve been saying for quite some time now, it seems like every week brings more prominent Jews bringing more profound dishonor upon the Jewish people. Indeed, I’m…


Facts and opinions

So I got a call this week from someone I went to Skokie yeshiva with and who I don’t think I’ve seen since we graduated back in 1973 (wow, that sounds like a long time…


Stupid talk

For a people that are supposed to be so smart, we sure say a lot of stupid things. I let most of them go. It’s just not worth the emotional energy to bother commenting on…


The lessons of Poway

Please please can we make what happened in Poway, California about Lori Gilbert-Kaye and not about John Earnest. Now you may not even realize that John Earnest is the name of the butcher who walked…