The Jew News Review – September 18, 2021 – Sukkah Hopping and Democracy as a Service (DaaS) California Style

Shabbat shalom my fellow atoners and a big happy, healthy new year to all! And a shout out to a new JNR subscriber, Robin Winston, a dear cousin on the Berman side.  This week we celebrate another important Jewish holiday, Sukkot, but before I get to that, a quick riff on the election results inContinue reading “The Jew News Review – September 18, 2021 – Sukkah Hopping and Democracy as a Service (DaaS) California Style”

The Jew News Review – September 11, 2021 – We will never forget

Shabbat shalom! Shana tovah, and chag sameach! This morning, as I did my usual tour of our backyard gardens, I looked up into an amazing blue and cloudless September sky and couldn’t help reflect on the eery resemblance it had to the sky on the exact same day 20 years ago, that started in suchContinue reading “The Jew News Review – September 11, 2021 – We will never forget”

The Jew News Review – September 4, 2021 – The Slippery Slopes of Texas

Shabbat shalom! While I have been enjoying my family for the week in Martha’s Vineyard (summary: Max is adorable, Nox is the best dog in the world, and my kids made great spouse decisions), the awful and ugly truth about elections having consequences reared it’s Supremely non-judicial head in the form of a late nightContinue reading “The Jew News Review – September 4, 2021 – The Slippery Slopes of Texas”

The Jew News Review – August 28, 2021 – A Witch, a Drummer and a Survivor

Shabbat shalom everyone!  A few reminders: This is the first edition of the JNR enabled by the Substack platform. Hopefully you have received this in a nicely formatted email and you are reading it while donning your JNR t-shirt and enjoying your coffee in a JNR mug. Also, The Forward’s Shabbat reader is not publishedContinue reading “The Jew News Review – August 28, 2021 – A Witch, a Drummer and a Survivor”

The Jew News Review – No longer Maskless Week 1 – Afghanistan, butt lifts, and rubber ducks

Shabbat shalom!This morning, as they say, is the calm before the storm, as New England prepares for the first hurricane to hit the area in 30 years. So New Englanders, if you haven’t been battered enough lately by all the shitty news, add hurricane to your list of worries, and try and sneak in aContinue reading “The Jew News Review – No longer Maskless Week 1 – Afghanistan, butt lifts, and rubber ducks”

The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 14 – Red Alert on Blue Planet

Shabbat shalom everyone! On this hot and humid morning, I can’t help but think about my grandson. Not because I haven’t seen him in over a week (hint, hint) but, despite my “No Negative Energy” commitment, I can’t help but think about his future on our beautiful, but over-carbonized planet Earth.  I am not aContinue reading “The Jew News Review – Not Quite Maskless Week 14 – Red Alert on Blue Planet”

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”