The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 51 – Spring is in the air!

Shabbat Shalom and happy Purim JNR people!  Swaths of green grass are beginning to appear amidst the receding and melting snow, the birds are aflutter around the backyard feeders, more vaccines are on their way, and the temperature and humidity levels are both on the rise. These factoids, along with the celebration of Purim, andContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 51 – Spring is in the air!”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 50 – A special place in Hell

Shalom, shalom, shalom! What a week! While snow in Israel may seem like a fun anomaly, the snow and cold in the once great state of Texas was rather deadly and no fun at all. A quick shout out to our friends in the Houston area who may still be struggling with recovery. Meanwhile, here onContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 50 – A special place in Hell”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 49 – Is that a yarmulka?

Shabbat Shalom family and friends! And a big-time JNR welcome to two new members, dear friend and Paul’s better half, Sheila Horwitz, and Ruthie Weiner, friend of cousin Marilyn. I am staring out my office window at the snowy backyard landscape and my gaze is temporarily distracted by a black capped chickadee trying to scavenge theContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 49 – Is that a yarmulka?”

The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 48 – The Jewish Space Laser Agency responds: “We didn’t start the fire”

Shabbat shalom JNR crew!   And a hearty welcome to our new member, Alexandra Spencer, a friend of me mumsy. To be sure, Jews who reside in the Georgia congressional district where the shmegegge-spewer resides, have to put up with her hateful anti-semitism. Probably not fun or funny for those folks. But, I can’t help butContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 48 – The Jewish Space Laser Agency responds: “We didn’t start the fire””

The Jew News Review – January 30, 2021 – Quarantine Week 47 – “Beam me up Schlomo!”

Shabbat shalom everyone!  A sunny but cold day here in Sharon, MA, where we continue to isolate ourselves in the hopes of avoiding any new and more virulent strains of Covid. And, just as you thought it might be safe to venture a brisk walk to the mailbox, we now have to worry about JewsContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 30, 2021 – Quarantine Week 47 – “Beam me up Schlomo!””

The Jew News Review – January 23, 2021 – Quarantine Week 46 – The Hill We Climb

Shabbat Shalom!The inaugural fireworks had barely faded into the DC nightfall when on the 46th week of this awful pandemic, our 46th President used the power of his pen to begin healing our great nation. And so, while the inauguration of Joe Biden  thankfully brought our national nightmare to a weird and wonderful conclusion, theContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 23, 2021 – Quarantine Week 46 – The Hill We Climb”

The Jew News Review – January 16, 2021 – Quarantine Week 45 – One Nation

Shabbat shalom friends and fellow Hebrews! Another crazy and disturbing week in our nation’s history. It gave me pause to reflect upon the good old days, and a memory of the daily ritual I happily and naively performed at the John F Kennedy Elementary school in Holbrook, MA: The reciting of The Pledge of Allegiance. MostContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 16, 2021 – Quarantine Week 45 – One Nation”

January 8, 2021 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 44 – A nation under siege and an ugly metaphor

Shabbat shalom my fellow JNRers. Today, I am not in a very good mood.  On November 4, a majority of the country decided the orange turd should be flushed, and in a pandemic-riddled demonstration of our democracy, we pulled the chain. But unfortunately for our great country, (but fortunately for all of you) the metaphorContinue reading “January 8, 2021 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 44 – A nation under siege and an ugly metaphor”

January 1,2021 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 43 – What a Year!

Shalom to all and a happy freaking new year!There is not enough space, nor attention spans, to convey or summarize in one email all that we have been through in the year 2020.  So, no greatest hits or “year in review” from me as I think we all know what that list would look likeContinue reading “January 1,2021 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 43 – What a Year!”

December 26, 2020 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 42 – Happy Holidays!

Shabbat Shalom to you all! A few announcements from the JNR staff:– A big welcome to two new members!  Bill Edelstein, a long time college pal (and co-benevolent dictator) and Fran and Ockie, friends of me Mumsy. – And speaking of me Mumsy, happy 90th birthday to her! – Lastly, since The Forward is not publishingContinue reading “December 26, 2020 – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 42 – Happy Holidays!”