The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 13 – Nerdfest on the Vineyard

Shabbat shalom!  What a beautiful weekend! The Forward editorial staff are engaged in an off-site management meeting this week planning the future of the publication. Hence, sadly, there is no week-in-review roundup of the news regarding Jews this week. But, the staff of the Jew News Review are ever diligent and have made the supremeContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 13 – Nerdfest on the Vineyard”

The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 12 – Get a shot for f_ck sake!

Shabbat Shalom. And apologies for the expletive, but I have a rant I need to get off my pounding chest. What kind of  bullshit twisted thinking leads so many of our fellow citizens to think getting a jab in their arm in order to save themselves, friends and family members from insufferable pain and potentialContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 12 – Get a shot for f_ck sake!”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 11 – Occu-Pied Cherritory

Shabbat Shalom everyone!Shout out this morning to my brother-in-law David, continuing his recovery from neck surgery to relieve his perpetual pain in the neck. Once the drugs wear off, may the scotch pour anew.My sleep-deprived brain is spinning with so much going on, I honestly don’t know where to start. Olympics, Ben & Jerry’s, DeltaContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 11 – Occu-Pied Cherritory”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 10 – Billionaire Ego Trips

Shabbat Shalom!Lots going on this weekend!  But first, some sad news.  One of our JNR crew, Mildred “Millie” Berman passed away a few days ago from liver cancer.  Millie was our resident Yiddish expert, and all around wonderful human being.  Many use the Yiddish word “Mensch” do describe a “stand up guy”, but the wordContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 10 – Billionaire Ego Trips”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 9 – Tummy Time

Shabbat shalom! I hope all you JNR peeps are having a great weekend! Shout out to my Mom, who arrived from Virginia for a visit, and had some great company for the long schlep in the Subaru. Thank you Marcia!Today is about tummy time. And I don’t mean the ever expanding waistline kind of tummyContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 9 – Tummy Time”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 8 – Feed your head with chicken wings

Shabbat shalom JNR community! And happy July 4th weekend! And a shout out to Beth and Michael Stone, whose daughter Samantha is getting married tomorrow in Chicago! We will miss you all! This grey dreary morning, I begin with lyrics from Jefferson Airplane’s classic “White Rabbit” (from the 60’s, when music meant something) “When logic and proportionContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 8 – Feed your head with chicken wings”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 7 – Rock and Roll baby!

Shabbat Shalom!And how about those Canadians, eh? The last time the Habs made the Stanley Cup finals: 1993. Can’t believe I will be cheering for one of the teams I love to hate. No politics today as I am trying to stay positive and deal with a bit of a wine head, an unfortunate sideContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 7 – Rock and Roll baby!”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 6 – Back in the saddle with kosher ham?

Shabbat shalom! And happy Juneteenth! And happy Fathers Day! First, Sandra and I wish to thank you all for your kind expressions of sympathy.  As the Rabbi said to me recently, life quickly pulls you back into the ebbs and flows of daily routines, and hence, I sit here in our lovely back yard, moving onContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 6 – Back in the saddle with kosher ham?”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 5 – Final farewell to my father-in-law

Shabbat Shalom.Yesterday we buried my father-in-law, Bernard “Sonny” Hirsh.  He died unexpectedly Monday evening at the age of 89. He was eulogized beautifully by his three sons, Daniel, David and Stephen, and by his two grandchildren, Michael and Adam. We will miss him dearly. It is very sad to lose him, but we are gratefulContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 5 – Final farewell to my father-in-law”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 4 – Old Folks Boogie

Shabbat Shalom!Last Monday we honored those that have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom, liberty, democracy and way of life. Originally known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day originated in the years following the civil war and became a federal holiday in 1868. For me, I will always connect it with World War II,Continue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 4 – Old Folks Boogie”