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

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 Continue reading Rape: Why We Need To Change the Conversation With Boys (Published in Medium)

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 Continue reading The Time My Nephew Washed His Hair With Nair (Published in Parent Co.)

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. Continue reading I’ll Never Take A Knee, Despite Trump (Published in The Algemeiner)

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 Continue reading A Walking Tour of Cordoba’s Ancient Jewish Quarter (Published in The Times of Israel)