April 2, 2020

Rob Eshman

As Rob Eshman announced a month ago, he will be stepping down as editor-in-chief and publisher as of Sept. 29 and moving on to the next chapter of his life.
Last Friday, I was rushing through a to-do list from hell. It’s High Holy Days season, which means my rabbi wife disappears into her study.
With disturbing regularity, Jews hate on Jews. The most recent example is the jaw-dropping case of Professor David Myers.
Who’s worse, the fanatics who want to kill us now or the extremists who want to kill us later? That was the question Jews locked onto this week.
The question of the day, at least in my corner of the world, is this: How can Gary Cohn and Steven Mnuchin keep silent?
You don’t get rid of hate; you just have to be prepared, always, to fight it. It appears we now have to do battle with a feckless president.
Stephen Miller wouldn’t be living in the U.S. if not for liberal immigration laws that allowed his great-grandfather into this country.
If you want to be Jewish, money is no object. In fact, it’s a bargain. It used to be pricey, say, 25 years ago.
The double standard that too many Jewish supporters of Donald Trump apply to this president was on sad display last week.
“The fight over intermarriage might seem like a rabbinical squabble confined to one small corner of American Judaism,” Emma Green said.
Ann Coulter is a snowflake. She bought an upgraded seat on Delta, the upgrade wasn’t honored, and she unleashed a Twitter tirade.
“So, I’m going to this iftar,” one says. “At Wilshire Boulevard Temple.” An iftar is the traditional evening break-fast meal during the month of Ramadan.
When I told my wife how much I liked “Wonder Woman,” she said, “I bet you did.” Well, yes, if I have to watch someone run around in spandex for two hours.
Let the record show: On May 23, 2017, Donald Trump updated his Twitter header to display a photograph of himself standing at the Western Wall.
It occurred to me that on the Israel-Palestinian issue, Trump had come out of the gate in a far more effective way than his predecessors.
During the traditional liturgy of the Passover meal, the haggadah, we lift up the matzo and say aloud, “Let all who are hungry come and eat.”
Two weeks ago I took my sourdough starter outside for some fresh air. I sat on a bench in the garden and read a book. My starter sat beside me.
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