March 6, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from LAX!

Sadly, we are returning to Sharon after a totally wonderful month in Shangra-la. Not many masks here today, but the Purell stations are busy. And Corona continues to dominate the news, even Jew News:– Don’t be kissing any Torahs or tearing any Chalahs, at least not in Temple. What you do in your own homeContinue reading “March 6, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from LAX!”

February 29, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom and happy Leap Day!

Curiously, many Leap Day customs have revolved around romance and marriage. Tradition holds that in 5th-century Ireland, St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick that women were not allowed to propose marriage to men. So legend has it that St. Patrick designated the only day that does not occur annually, February 29, as a day onContinue reading “February 29, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom and happy Leap Day!”

February 22, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Still here in heavenly Palm Springs!

Carrie, David, Michael, Kalie, my brother and his crew, all joining us for a pool-side, post-shabbat BBQ this evening!Here are your Jew News headlines for the week:– #tweeyourshabbat provides a communal platform for sharing shabbat recipes from around the world – Orthodox rabbi performs first gay marriage (this is news?!) – Two old jews walkContinue reading “February 22, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Still here in heavenly Palm Springs!”

February 15, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from heavenly Palm Springs!

This weeks Jew News in review comes  direct from sunny East Tecuvah Drive, Palm Springs, where we are on sabbatical for another 3 weeks in order to defrost our frozen new england appendages. So, from under the palm trees, and away from the ice and snow, here is your latest edition:– What to do ifContinue reading “February 15, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from heavenly Palm Springs!”

February 8, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News

Shabbat Shalom fellow friends and hebrews!Oy, the state of our beloved union is not so good.  This stinking pile of poop has been, and will continue to be, a wretched awful and contemptible human being with no interest in unifying the country. I fear it is hopeless, and alas, our once proud beacon of aContinue reading “February 8, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News”

January 31, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News

Hello everyone! Shameful stuff going on in our Senate this week as Republicans continue their Faustian support of the worlds most deplorable human. And while impeachment may be dominating secular news, Jew news this week is mindful of the liberation from the camps as well as the latest Israeli peace plan. To wit:– Poignant storyContinue reading “January 31, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News”

January 25, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom, hey! Your weekly Jew News in review!

From the Editors of The Forward, here are some headlines of the week:– Wearing your Jewishness with pride: 23 American Jews give their views – Hey, Hey, Ho Ho, Don’t let those Yiddish librarians go! – Christian dilemma: what to do with your dog when the rapture comes – Find a nice Jewish home ofContinue reading “January 25, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom, hey! Your weekly Jew News in review!”

January 17, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News

While Jews and Gentiles alike focused on impeachment news this week, there were some interesting Forward stories as well, summarized below:– Mental illness and anti-semitism: are the crazies really insane? Is the Pope catholic? – We need non-jews to stand up to anti-semitism. Just ask this holocaust survivor! – Where’s Waldo? Is he studying theContinue reading “January 17, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Your weekly summary of Jew News”

January 10, 2020 – Shabbat is here! And so is your weekly Jew News in review!

This weeks highlights from the editors of Forward:– A Jewish immigrant love story of an ancient Jewish mariner and a sewing machine-less seamstress? A Jewish rescue mission?  – Jews march over Brooklyn Bridge united in protesting anti-semitism: a little singing, a little walking, some kvetching and some debating. Sounds like a typical weekend at myContinue reading “January 10, 2020 – Shabbat is here! And so is your weekly Jew News in review!”

January 3, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Another anti-semitic attack, another solemn week for Jews

The madness continued this week with an assault on a Jewish family in Monsey celebrating Chanukah. Some interesting perspectives shared in this weeks Forward:– In Monsey, an act of anti-semitic violence does not deter a torah celebration – Should Jews arm themselves to protect their community? – Don’t be too quick to compare today’s anti-SemitismContinue reading “January 3, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Another anti-semitic attack, another solemn week for Jews”