The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 3 – Milestones and Memories

Shabbat Shalom! It’s a gray, rainy and dreary day here in the Boston area. But this week my spirits were lifted when a good friend of mine presented me with a beautiful golf jersey as part of my induction into the “No Negative Energy” club. I was informed that membership in this very select (thereContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 3 – Milestones and Memories”

The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 2 – “Cease and Persist”

Shabbat shalom! Thankfully, the week ended with a promising attempt to end the killing and violence in Israel. And as of this writing, the fragile cease fire appears to be holding. I love Israel, as I am sure all of you do as well, but frankly the last few weeks have not been a good lookContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Maskless Week 2 – “Cease and Persist””

The Jew News Review – Mask-less Week 1 – Thinking about Israel

Shabbat shalom.My thoughts are with our Israeli friends, and, if I had any Palestinian friends, those same thoughts would be with them as well.  There are no winners in this violence and, sadly, there seems to be no end in sight.  A perfect storm of bad shit has resulted in an eruption of violence inContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Mask-less Week 1 – Thinking about Israel”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 61 – Hope springs eternal?

Shabbat shalom, hey! (or eh? for my Canadian friends).  It seems as though spring has sprung in a major way over the last week. Even the lazy, late-blooming oak trees have come to life, and most of our garden perennials are popping. So, all this new life and growth and warmer weather has lifted myContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 61 – Hope springs eternal?”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 60 – The good, the bad, and the horrible

Shabbat shalom one and all!We are all still glowing a bit from the arrival of Max, the world’s most brilliant and beautiful grandchild, who now has an entourage of followers and admirers fawning over every yawn and involuntary movement. To be honest, the kid is pretty cool, and handsome, and  it’s really amazing to thinkContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 60 – The good, the bad, and the horrible”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 59 – “Let the word go forth…”

“from this time and place, that the torch has passed to a new generation of Govermans!” Shabbat Shalom, and please welcome my new and first grandson, Maxwell Parker Goverman (MPG). Born this morning at 4:58 to a very happy and healthy Kalie and Michael. Max weighed in brilliantly at a lean 7.9 pounds. In honorContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 59 – “Let the word go forth…””

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 58 – A backhoe and the meaning of life

Shabbat Shalom! And good morning to everyone.  I am looking out the window from the JNR office here in Sharon, and surveying our neighbor’s property where a backhoe has been excavating their backyard in order to install an in-ground swimming pool.  This monster backhoe seems out of place in our bucolic suburban woodlands, a mechanical GodzillaContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 58 – A backhoe and the meaning of life”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 57 – The new normal, DMX and the ramblings of an old fart

Shalom everyone! And disregard my first email for the JNR this week as I mistakenly pushed the send button before I even had my first cup of coffee! Sorry about that. Yesterday I spoke with my Brazilian colleagues and got an earful about how horrible their Covid situation is right now, and it reminded meContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 57 – The new normal, DMX and the ramblings of an old fart”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 56 – “Play Ball” Just don’t do it in Georgia…

Shabbat Shalom everyone!  Passover ends today for Israel and most reform Jews, but lasts an eighth day for other Jews. Yet another thing we can’t seem to get all Jews to agree upon. Apparently the rift goes way back to the world’s first ever phishing scam. Based on physical observation of the crescent moon, theContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 56 – “Play Ball” Just don’t do it in Georgia…”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 55 – Happy Passover!

Chad Sameach, and Shabbat shalom one and all! Passover is my favorite Jewish holiday for a variety of reasons, among them the themes of freedom, redemption and the telling and retelling of a great story for generations to come (L’dor v’dor!). And bringing family and friends together for a great meal aint so shabby either! AddContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 55 – Happy Passover!”