Jews sure know how to have fun
Herb KeinonMay 11, 2023
I found myself in New York for a few hours recently on the tail end of a trip that included talking to various groups about the situation in Israel, when an old friend...
Confessions of one who hates to shop
Herb KeinonApr 13, 2023
I don’t like shopping. That’s an understatement. I hate shopping. I hate grocery shopping and clothes shopping.
Leaves, Steve and Karen
Herb KeinonMar 09, 2023
An American Jewish grandfather struggled with the Yiddish and Hebrew names of his grandchildren.
Herb KeinonFeb 09, 2023
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
Herb KeinonJan 12, 2023
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...
My Sephardi, Ashkenazi, Ethiopian minyan
Herb KeinonNov 10, 2022
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...
FOMO. FOSP. FONN. FONGLA.
Herb KeinonOct 13, 2022
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
Herb KeinonSep 08, 2022
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
Herb KeinonAug 11, 2022
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
Herb KeinonJul 07, 2022
“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.