The Jew News Review – May 21, 2022 – “Replace them all!”

Shabbat shalom!  The skies are gray here in New England, and a heat wave is moving in over the eastern seaboard. The heat and humidity should help the gardens, but will not do much to improve my mood which has been taking a beating from all the doom and gloom I cannot avoid due toContinue reading “The Jew News Review – May 21, 2022 – “Replace them all!””

The Jew News Review – May 14, 2022 – “There are judges in Jerusalem”

Shabbat shalom to all my JNR friends! Well it seems as though the mysterious man behind the curtain decided to flip the New England weather switch and turned the dial to the summer setting before we could even get used to spring temperatures. We will hit the 80’s today, which should make for some sweatyContinue reading “The Jew News Review – May 14, 2022 – “There are judges in Jerusalem””

The Jew News Review – May 7, 2022 – If men could get pregnant…

Shabbat shalom!  Shout out today to my grandson Max, the world’s most amazing, brilliant and beautiful grand child, who celebrates his first complete orbit around the sun later this afternoon. I just wish some of that sun would shine down on us today! Before I take a dive into the murky and deep end ofContinue reading “The Jew News Review – May 7, 2022 – If men could get pregnant…”

The Jew News Review – April 30, 2022 – Never forget

Shabbat shalom!  It was a busy week caring for the world’s most adorable grandchild, and ended with a haircut and a therapeutic massage, so no complaints from me. It’s been rather cool here in Sharon weather-wise, but as I gaze out the JNR office this morning, I am loving the spray of violet myrtle blossomsContinue reading “The Jew News Review – April 30, 2022 – Never forget”

The Jew News Review – April 23, 2022 – Spaceship Earth

Shabbat shalom! I hope everyone had a great Passover! This year’s celebration seemed especially delightful with my mom, sister and niece joining us from Virginia and California combined with a few other special visits with friends and family. And of course, my incredibly delicious short ribs and Ruth’s savory chicken served with grace and eleganceContinue reading “The Jew News Review – April 23, 2022 – Spaceship Earth”

The Jew News Review – April 9, 2022 – Chametz-gate, smoked fish, kosher chickens and Happy Passover!

Shabbat shalom!  Shout out this week to Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was confirmed as the first black female Supreme Court Justice this week. No amount of Republican hate can detract from what is a profoundly good thing for our country and was clearly a high point for me in the news this week. Otherwise, theContinue reading “The Jew News Review – April 9, 2022 – Chametz-gate, smoked fish, kosher chickens and Happy Passover!”

The Jew News Review – April 2, 2022 – And the award goes to…..nobody.

Shabbat shalom! Quick shout out to our cousin Ari Berman, joining the JNR community this week. And a tip of the hat to Chris Rock, the only person involved in this most tawdry affair worthy of any commendation.  What a crazy week. Amidst the 24/7 Ukrainian news cycle, there seems to be an endless flowContinue reading “The Jew News Review – April 2, 2022 – And the award goes to…..nobody.”

The Jew News Review – March 26, 2022 – Spring, ancient curses, and Israeli marital shackles

Shabbat shalom!  Shiva shout out out this week to Madeleine Albright, who passed away at the age of 84. A remarkable woman, feminist, diplomat, first female Secretary of State, was raised a Catholic but found out late in life that her parents were Jewish and converted to Catholicism to avoid being killed by the Nazis.Continue reading “The Jew News Review – March 26, 2022 – Spring, ancient curses, and Israeli marital shackles”

The Jew News Review – March 19, 2022 – March Madness

Shabbat shalom! Good luck with your brackets if you are following NCAA’s March Madness (basketball at its best) and, happy Purim to one and all! Growing up, I don’t remember ever celebrating Purim, at home or at Hebrew School. That could just be my withering memory. For in Israel, it is a widely celebrated holiday,Continue reading “The Jew News Review – March 19, 2022 – March Madness”