Joseph Aaron

Kraft and Kahane

I told you so. I know it’s not polite to say that, but I did. I told you that the greatest danger to Jews today is not anti-Semitism but chilul Hashem. We all focus on…


Critical condition

I’ve got to get a few things off my chest. First is this constant insanity I hear from those on the right wing of the political spectrum that I and indeed nobody has the right…


Bezos, Pecker, me and you

If you need proof that today’s technology has entrapped us all and turned our brains to mush, consider emails. Now one would have thought we’d all have learned all we needed about the dangers of…


Matter of justice

Jerry Seinfeld, after a visit to Israel, perfectly summed up the Israeli attitude towards everything; If you ask an Israeli to do something, Seinfeld said, you get one of two answers. ‘No problem at all’…


The Southern Wall

Okay, since I’m a big believer in unity, I have a suggestion about how to handle this whole wall on the southern border thing. An idea that could potentially make everyone happy, bring all sides…


Jews and the news

I have my little pet theories. One of them is that every single big news story has a Jewish angle somewhere. Some you may have to look really hard for and some are obvious, but…


Bad Jews, good news

All hail Ally Raisman and Robert Luck. I don’t know if it’s that I’m getting older or Jews are getting worser, but it seems to me that never have so many Jews let us down…


Jewish numbers

I’m sensing a letter I got recently was not from a fan. I wrote a column in which I praised John McCain and George H.W. Bush for their kindness, their civility, their menschlichkeit and expressed…


Megyn, Les, 2019 and us

So we’ve just begun a new secular year. What I like about that is that it gives me an excuse to think deep spiritual thoughts, try to make some larger point about looking back at…


Character of a policy

There is policy and there is character. And while you might think one has nothing to do with the other, sooner or later, character always catches up with policy. For more than two years now,…