Hello Heebs! Comment allez-Jew?Quarantine tip of the week: Tree and plant nurseries are open! So, grab your masks and buy a few shrubberies, and get outdoors and do some planting! Good time to start that cannabis garden you have been thinking about for years.And, coming to you as usual, your weekly inoculation of News forContinue reading “May 1, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 8”
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April 24, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 7
Hey Heebs. Shabbat Shalom!By now, many of us dealing with this plague and its consequent isolation are going a little mechuganah, which for you yiddishly uninformed, means batshit crazy. But, alas, Jew News Review comes this week, as it does every week, to bring a little light, and hopefully a little levity, to the endContinue reading “April 24, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom – The Jew News Review – Quarantine Week 7”
April 17, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from Jew News Review!
Hello fellow Heebs, and no, i didn’t forget about last week. Jew News Review took a much needed break in order to prepare for the Passover Seder. I hope all my fellow Heebs on this email had a great Passover Seder, virtual or otherwise! And going into our 6th week of the Big Q, iContinue reading “April 17, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from Jew News Review!”
April 3, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from Jew News Review!
Another week of batshit craziness. As we shelter in place, masked and gloved, let’s not forget to celebrate our Freedom this week as Passover begins on Wednesday evening (Erev Pesach). Seder planning is in full swing, and here at 91 Aspen, we have already started removing Chametz from the house with the help of Nox,Continue reading “April 3, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from Jew News Review!”
March 28, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Another virtual update from your weekly purveyor of Jew News
Stay healthy everyone, and heed the advice on social distancing and good hygiene. Let’s flatten that curve! Now, onto the news: – Holocaust survivors use grit and humor to deal with this new affliction (on toilet paper: “Oh, no, do i have to go back using newspaper? On social distancing: ‘God saved me once, he’ll saveContinue reading “March 28, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Another virtual update from your weekly purveyor of Jew News”
March 21, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Please Doven in place
Yes peeps, Jew News continues unabated and undaunted. Virus shmirus! But please, take this seriously and don’t take any unnecessary risks. Top items for the week:– Doven in place! You thought i was kidding you? He that shall remain nameless is everywhere you let him in, so read all about the virtues of virtual dovening! AndContinue reading “March 21, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Please Doven in place”
March 14, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Are we living through the eleventh plague?
Well, we have placed a mask over the mezuzah on the front door, just in case. I know, I know, masks don’t help, but we need to be sure Moses hasn’t decided we need an eleventh plague. Consider this move the modern version of lamb’s blood on the doorpost. So, what’s new with Jew NewsContinue reading “March 14, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Are we living through the eleventh plague?”
March 6, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from LAX!
Sadly, we are returning to Sharon after a totally wonderful month in Shangra-la. Not many masks here today, but the Purell stations are busy. And Corona continues to dominate the news, even Jew News:– Don’t be kissing any Torahs or tearing any Chalahs, at least not in Temple. What you do in your own homeContinue reading “March 6, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom from LAX!”
February 29, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom and happy Leap Day!
Curiously, many Leap Day customs have revolved around romance and marriage. Tradition holds that in 5th-century Ireland, St. Bridget lamented to St. Patrick that women were not allowed to propose marriage to men. So legend has it that St. Patrick designated the only day that does not occur annually, February 29, as a day onContinue reading “February 29, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom and happy Leap Day!”
February 22, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Still here in heavenly Palm Springs!
Carrie, David, Michael, Kalie, my brother and his crew, all joining us for a pool-side, post-shabbat BBQ this evening!Here are your Jew News headlines for the week:– #tweeyourshabbat provides a communal platform for sharing shabbat recipes from around the world – Orthodox rabbi performs first gay marriage (this is news?!) – Two old jews walkContinue reading “February 22, 2020 – Shabbat Shalom! Still here in heavenly Palm Springs!”