The Jew News Review – February 5, 2022 – Making Whoopie, the “A” word, and the Jewish spin on Wordle

Shabbat shalom from sunny Palm Springs! And welcome to new subscriber and friend of the family, Zach Gekow!  What a week! If the desert sun isn’t enough to cause me a stroke, the news certainly will. Just when you thought the Republican Party could go no lower, they censure two of their own who dareContinue reading “The Jew News Review – February 5, 2022 – Making Whoopie, the “A” word, and the Jewish spin on Wordle”

The Jew News Review – January 29, 2022 – “Never Again”

Shabbat shalom from sunny Palm Springs! And greetings to our new subscriber, Jamie Agins, friend of Phyllis and glass artist extraordinaire. Link to Jamie’s website Last Thursday was International Holocaust Remembrance day which was pretty widely noted by the mainstream media, and of course, The Forward and other Jewish media. I don’t usually get a chanceContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 29, 2022 – “Never Again””

The Jew News Review – January 22, 2022 – A glitch in The Matrix?

Shabbat shalom.  My late father-in-law was a snowbird and invariably, during every snowstorm or patch of bad weather we suffered through in Sharon, he would call us with very self satisfying remarks on what great weather he was experiencing in Florida. So, only out of great love of that memory do I sit here inContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 22, 2022 – A glitch in The Matrix?”

The Jew News Review – January 15, 2022 – Tikkun olam…could it happen here?

Shabbat shalom! We are currently cruising at an altitude of about 34,000 feet, on our way to balmy Palm Springs, leaving behind Boston temperatures that were somewhere in the zero kelvin range. While the laws of thermodynamics inform us that absolute zero is not physically possible, we have certainly come close to the point whereContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 15, 2022 – Tikkun olam…could it happen here?”

The Jew News Review – January 8, 2022 – “You gotta put your behind in your past”

Shabbat shalom everyone!  My back aches from shoveling over a foot of snow, but I am now looking out at a beautiful blue sky and a strong, bright sun which is creating a snow sparkle effect that is nothing short of brilliant. I am certainly looking forward to the warmth of Palm Springs (we leaveContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 8, 2022 – “You gotta put your behind in your past””

The Jew News Review – January 1, 2022 – Happy New Year!

Shabbat shalom on this new year’s day to one and all! My partying may have peaked a bit early yesterday, but I was able to make it through the ball drop at midnight along with the rest of our family and friendly revellers. Otherwise, it was an early night for me and now a difficultContinue reading “The Jew News Review – January 1, 2022 – Happy New Year!”

The Jew News Review – December 25, 2021 – Traditions, Traditions!

Shabbat shalom everyone! Happy birthday to the world’s greatest mumsy, and happy holidays to one and all.  This morning, in the rare stillness of our Vermont condo, I watched live coverage of the James Webb telescope launch into deep space. Pretty amazing human achievement! This Hubble upgrade will enable scientists to see and hear thingsContinue reading “The Jew News Review – December 25, 2021 – Traditions, Traditions!”

The Jew News Review – December 18, 2021 – “Sense and Non-Sensibilities”

Shabbat shalom JNR community! What a week! We are heading to the slopes of Vermont tomorrow for a much needed respite from the hectic day-to-day drudgery of retired life. I am hopeful that it will also be a week away from consuming the news cycle, and instead, shifting my diet to reading material my sisterContinue reading “The Jew News Review – December 18, 2021 – “Sense and Non-Sensibilities””

The Jew News Review – December 11, 2021 – The nature of nature, bagel battles, a camel beauty contest, and the unique relationship between Blacks and Jews

Shabbat shalom one and all! Quick shout out to our newest readers, Sandy Yaffi, a dear friend of me mumsy, and Dan and Ruth’s friends, the Tarlins and the Gardners. Welcome to the JNR Sandy, Dan, Lora, Neil and Beverlee! Amidst the fog and rain of this weirdly warm winter day, and as I peerContinue reading “The Jew News Review – December 11, 2021 – The nature of nature, bagel battles, a camel beauty contest, and the unique relationship between Blacks and Jews”

The Jew News Review – December 4, 2021 – Superman circumcised and a Bat Mitzvah for the ages

Shabbat shalom one and all! Quick shout out to my nephew Jake who landed his first college acceptance this week. Mazel Tov Jake! May those big envelopes keep rolling in! (it’s probably all email these days, so no more big envelopes?) And Chappy Chanukah to all my fellow Hebrews! What a great holiday: gifts, greasyContinue reading “The Jew News Review – December 4, 2021 – Superman circumcised and a Bat Mitzvah for the ages”