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Herb Keinon

Herb Keinon, a Denver native, interned at the IJN before going on to a career at the Jerusalem Post, where he is a senior contributing editor.

Confessions of one who hates to shop

I don’t like shopping. 
That’s an understatement. I hate shopping. I hate grocery shopping and clothes shopping.

Leaves, Steve and Karen

An American Jewish grandfather struggled with the Yiddish and Hebrew names of his grandchildren.


It’s not that often that I’m able to see my spouse in action professionally. The Wife is a psychotherapist and mindfulness instructor. So the chances of seeing her...

Fitting in through watching soccer

I’m not from the big cursers. Sure, an imprecation or two might slip out when a car cuts me off on the road (hopefully when the children are not riding with me). A...

What I’ve learned

As The Jerusalem Post turns 90, it’s time for me to reflect on 37 of those years — the ones that I have spent at that venerable newspaper.

My Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Ethiopian minyan

The World Health Organization may not have sounded the all-clear sign, the Health Ministry may still be on alert, and some people may still be getting sick, but in my...


Everyone knows about FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — a term coined in 1996 by marketing strategist Dan Herman to describe an emotional state many of us feel at various...

Figuring out the happy Israel

I speak often to groups, both Jewish and non-Jewish, about Israel, and one thing that often surprises them is how high Israel ranks in all those various annual happiness...

Musings on the end of saying Kaddish

The 12-month journey of mourning one’s parents begins, to paraphrase Chairman Mao, with a single prayer.

Seeing what’s in your own backyard

“We have everything right here in our backyard, there’s no reason to travel anywhere,” my father said nearly every summer when I was a kid growing up in Denver.