Joseph Aaron

Jewish reality show

I don’t want to get into whether it is a good idea or bad idea to move the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Judaism has become such an insane, mean, ugly place that there…


Judaism 2018

I have so much ground to cover this week that it’s hard to know where to start. So let’s start with Eric Schneiderman, but the latest in the long line of Jewish men with very…


Bibi’s big show

Talk about theatre of the absurd. Talk about the idiot leading the idiot. Talk about the Israeli version of ‘Fox and Friends.’ I still haven’t been able to uncringe myself after watching one of the…


Bad news about good news

I know. There’s nothing harder for Jews to accept than good news. Even though the last couple of decades have been full of good news, we still never really believe it, don’t trust it, go…


Remember

Don’t you dare tell me I don’t understand the meaning of Auschwitz. When my father and his father and his mother and his sister were violently pulled from their home in Hungary, put inside a…


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…