Joseph Aaron

Acting like Jews

Mazel tov. Finally. Finally a Jewish leader, finally a rabbi speaking out about, calling us out to do something about Syria. After many years of working in Jewish journalism, there are still some things that…


Passing over Jewish values

Happy Passover, Happy Easter. Happy Easter, Happy Passover. I was stunned by how, on every talk show I saw last week, every news show I saw last week, every TV station, cable and otherwise, I…


Us and the world

It is by far my least favorite part of the Passover Seder. Indeed, it is my least favorite line in all of Jewish life. “It is this that has stood by our ancestors and by…


Dishonorable Jews

I guess you just can’t write a column on one topic in the age of Trump. The news comes so fast and furious, so full of fire and fury, thanks to the Donald, that every…


Assorted Jewish nuts

I’m all over the place this week. One. You know, I’m starting to think it might be easier to list all those prominent Jews who are not creeps, pervs or crooks then it would be…


Not normal, not Jewish

Well, it’s becoming clearer and clearer that we’ve got the mother of all shandahs on our hands. Shandah being the Yiddish word for something that brings shame upon the Jews. If you thought having Monica…


Jewish pride, Jewish shame

Well, this is a proud time for the Jewish people. In fact, it’s been one piece of proud news after another for quite a while now. A few months ago, the whole country changed, thanks…


Jared the joke

When AOL News starts mocking you, you know you’ve become a joke. I admit I have never had any use for Prince Jared Kushner. Indeed, while I have spent much of my career saying much…


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…


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…