Joseph Aaron

Crazy times

Is it me or is the world getting crazier and crazier. It sure feels like it. Each and every day it feels like it. We are seeing crazy stuff all around us all the time,…


No change at all

The thing that always amazes me about the days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur and the days right after Yom Kippur, is how everyone seems to be just like they were in the days…


Read all about it

It is one of the first rules of journalism. Never write about journalism. After all, who cares? While journalists are obsessed with every aspect of journalism, we delude ourselves if we think readers care even…


Lessons for the new year

#metoo and McCain. The Jewish year now just about over, began with the biggest story being that of one Harvey Weinstein, which gave birth to the #metoo movement. And the year ended with the biggest…


A wall between Jews

Great. Just what we need. Paul Ryan. As if we don’t have enough tzuris with well-known Jews as it is. Harvey Weinstein got the ball rolling about a year ago and it’s been one Jewish…


Listen to Lauder

I well know that all my talk about the increasing number and increasing scope of anti- democracy actions being taken by the Bibi government gets blown off by all the right-wingers out there. Oh, there…


Ugliness rules

It’s important to always be a mensch. Even when it comes to emails. My greatest fear about the Trump and Bibi regimes is how their behavior is eroding civility in my two favorite countries. When…


Shandah time

We really could use a lot more nachas right now. And we really could do with a lot less shandah right now. The new Jewish year 5779 is in sight as, thank G-d, the Jewish…


Nu, democracy

Sometimes, I find myself fantasizing about being a right winger. Sometimes, I wish I could just be totally convinced that I am right about everything, that there are no shades of gray, only black and…


Jewish world, Jewish news

If there was still any doubt that Vladimir Putin has something on Donald Trump, the summit in Helsinki should have put a definite end to that. There is simply no other way to explain how…