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)

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)

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)

Thanks, But Please Don’t Tell Me How to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Published in The Times of Israel)

Sometimes I wish I could put in earplugs while standing in line at the grocery store. Perhaps if the lines were shorter, I’d zip through unscathed. The other day I just couldn’t help overhearing the guy in front of me Continue reading Thanks, But Please Don’t Tell Me How to Celebrate Thanksgiving (Published in The Times of Israel)

The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)

My daughter and her BFFs were having breakfast at my kitchen counter after a sleepover. They were watching me flit about the kitchen, chopping and bagging ahead of my busy day so that we would have an easy and healthy Continue reading The Time I Waxed My Bikini Line for the First Time with My Best Friends (Published in Kveller)