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 Continue reading To the Mother Who Asked Me How I Can I Send My Child to Israel (Published in The Times of Israel)

Why We Should Stop Treating Public Places As Our Private Phone Booth (Published in the Huffington Post)

My car dealership has a business lounge, which makes waiting for inspections and minor services tolerable. I hate to admit it, but I actually relied on my last appointment as a means to get some work done. I treated myself Continue reading Why We Should Stop Treating Public Places As Our Private Phone Booth (Published in the Huffington Post)

A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

A North Carolina restaurant made news recently for banning kids under the age of 5. According to the news report, some parents are outraged calling it #discrimination, while others support the owner’s decision. The restaurant’s website clearly indicates that no Continue reading A Restaurant Banned Kids Under 5 – And I’m Fine With It (Published in Kveller)

3 Ways Your Doctor Can Make Your Visit More Pleasant (Published In The Mighty)

This can’t be good. My blood pressure literally rose as I walked into the doctor’s waiting room, densely packed with fidgeting humans. I approached the receptionist and greeted her while fishing around for my insurance card and copay. This wasn’t my first Continue reading 3 Ways Your Doctor Can Make Your Visit More Pleasant (Published In The Mighty)

Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)

In the last ten or twenty years bread has become the diet devil. What a fall from grace for a dietary staple that was once considered a divine and spiritual food. Didn’t God shower it from heaven on the Israelites Continue reading Here’s What Happened When I Gave Up Bread for 30 Days (Published In The Huffington Post)