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”

The Jew News Review – March 12, 2022 – On the Road with our new JNR Staffer

Shabbat shalom! My new JNR staff member requires a lot of supervision, so this posting will be short, as Sandy and I are pretty busy making sure the new kid has adjusted to his temporary quarters for the weekend. Amidst the gloom and doom of Putin’s war on the world order, and amidst the whirlwindContinue reading “The Jew News Review – March 12, 2022 – On the Road with our new JNR Staffer”

The Jew News Review – March 5, 2022 – Bullies, Babyn Yar, and Barkley doing the Hora

Shabbat shalom one and all!  Birthday shoutouts to Alyssa Hirsh and my sister Phyllis. And send your good thoughts and financial support to our friends in the Ukraine. Here are links to a few deductible charities to help the Jews in Ukraine.  Chabad-Lubavitch Ukraine Relief Fund and the Mishpacha Orphanage, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, American Jewish Committee.Continue reading “The Jew News Review – March 5, 2022 – Bullies, Babyn Yar, and Barkley doing the Hora”

The Jew News Review – February 26, 2022 – Ghosts…new and old

Shabbat shalom. A serious shout out to our Ukrainian friends which include a team of developers from my old company. Resurrecting the ghosts of Soviet leaders past, Darth Putin has the Death Star pointing at Kyiv as I write this entry. Russian missiles are dealing death blows to a free, democratic country which will beContinue reading “The Jew News Review – February 26, 2022 – Ghosts…new and old”

The Jew News Review – February 19, 2022 – Retail wars, culture wars, and Boston’s best babka!

Shabbat shalom everyone! And happy birthday to my number one son and number one roommate! Good to be back in good ole Sharon, MA even if there are no palm trees and the average temperature is more suitable for polar bears. Sandy was definitely ready to return, but as for myself, not so much. Fortunately,Continue reading “The Jew News Review – February 19, 2022 – Retail wars, culture wars, and Boston’s best babka!”

The Jew News Review – February 12, 2022 – Harmony Hangover

Shabbat shalom one and all!  Well, everyday is groundhog day here in Palm Springs, but instead of waking up to Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe”, we have been waking up to this scene out our bedroom window every morning. But alas, this will sadly be our last posting from Palm Springs, as this comingContinue reading “The Jew News Review – February 12, 2022 – Harmony Hangover”