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Some Schools Aren’t Sending Kids Home for Lice. That’s A Bad Idea (Published in Kveller)

When I heard that some schools are no longer sending kids home for lice, my skin crawled. Of all the blood-sucking parasites we humans attract, lice may be among the most benign. But when it graced my home with its presence ...
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Rape: Why We Need To Change the Conversation With Boys (Published in Medium)

Last week my friend’s 14-year-old was harassed and assaulted for 40 minutes by a classmate while sitting in class. She attends a highly rated high school in a suburb of a major city. Not that it matters. He started with some “light” verbal ...
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The Time My Nephew Washed His Hair With Nair (Published in Parent Co.)

While waiting for my niece outside a movie theater, my sister entertained herself and her 11-year-old son by walking up and down the aisles of the only store still open in that strip mall late on a Sunday evening. They ...
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I’ll Never Take A Knee, Despite Trump (Published in The Algemeiner)

“This is your homeroom,” my new guidance counselor said. What’s a homeroom, I wondered? I’d spent the last three years living in Israel, South Africa and now the US, wandering through five different schools, and learning a new language and customs ...
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A Walking Tour of Cordoba’s Ancient Jewish Quarter (Published in The Times of Israel)

It was only 9:00 a.m. and the wall of 110-degree heat that engulfed me as we stepped out of the air-conditioned rented car made me question whether this day trip to Cordoba was worth it. We were staying 90 kilometers ...
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To the Mother Who Asked Me How I Can I Send My Child to Israel (Published in The Times of Israel)

“How can you send your son, and then your daughter in a few months into a hotbed of terror and deadly controversy?” I was stunned. I couldn’t recall asking her opinion when we bumped into each other in the baked ...
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