The Jew News Review – October 16, 2021 – Diamonds are Forever … and so are Bubkas!

Shabbat Shalom everyone!  A couple of quick shout-outs: Big shalom to new members Karen Kane (Jack’s mom), and Reade Brower, an old UMass friend and fellow Bell’s Pizza delivery alum! Sandy and I are here in our nation’s capital helping to celebrate our dear friends Beth and Michael’s son’s wedding! Mazel Tov to Corey andContinue reading “The Jew News Review – October 16, 2021 – Diamonds are Forever … and so are Bubkas!”

The Jew News Review – October 9, 2021 – “What would your mother think?”

Shabbat shalom one and all.  Earlier this week I sold my Facebook stock. I am a big believer in high tech, and have made a good living from it for almost 40 years. I also believe there is some goodness in social media platforms in their ability to enable and build connective community tissue andContinue reading “The Jew News Review – October 9, 2021 – “What would your mother think?””

The Jew News Review – October 2, 2021 – Not so good news and JNR Fat Bear leadership

Shabbat shalom everyone! What a beautiful day in the neighborhood! The high holidays are now behind us, and the new Hebrew month, Cheshvan, represents a pause in the holiday calendar until Chanukah rolls around in late November. So consider this a time to get back to the normal routines of the week, be that work,Continue reading “The Jew News Review – October 2, 2021 – Not so good news and JNR Fat Bear leadership”

The Jew News Review – September 25, 2021 – A Jewish chicken farm, matchmaker mom App, and a trip in the wayback machine

Shabbat shalom everyone! I hope you have been shaking your Lulav and Etrogs and having a swell Sukkot! And don’t forget to stock up your Sukkot with extra toilet paper as disrupted supply chains once again wreak havoc on some basics. And how many of you celebrated the little-known American Jewish holiday, National Fried RiceContinue reading “The Jew News Review – September 25, 2021 – A Jewish chicken farm, matchmaker mom App, and a trip in the wayback machine”

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”