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)

5 Pervasive Myths Perpetuated Against Israel (Published In The Times of Israel)

The X-Ray tech assigned to the two-minute task of filming my elbow, asked me about the origin of my name, sparking a barrage of questions regarding the Middle East. No, I didn’t ride a camel to a tented schoolhouse in Continue reading 5 Pervasive Myths Perpetuated Against Israel (Published In The Times of Israel)

What Would My Grandfather Say About the New Use of Buchenwald? (Published In The Times of Israel)

The Nazis didn’t discriminate at Buchenwald. They forcibly “welcomed” Jews, Poles, homosexuals, people with disabilities, the mentally ill, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Poles, Slavs, POWs, people born with birth defects… the list goes on. Prisoners worked mostly as forced labor in armament Continue reading What Would My Grandfather Say About the New Use of Buchenwald? (Published In The Times of Israel)

In Memory of the July 1942 Roundup of Paris’s Jews (Published in The Times of Israel and Huffington Post)

Tatiana De Rosnay’s Sarah’s Key spent two years on the New York Times Bestseller List, and even longer than that on my nightstand before I finally read it. I regret not reading it sooner, as it would’ve drastically transformed my family’s Continue reading In Memory of the July 1942 Roundup of Paris’s Jews (Published in The Times of Israel and Huffington Post)

My Mother’s Return to Germany after 68 Years (Published by The Times of Israel)

My mom was born in Bamberg, Germany on May 20, 1946. Her parents met right after the War. Saba Joe survived Buchenwald and Savta Ella survived forced labor at HASAG Munitions Factory. Savta never spoke about the War, so this Continue reading My Mother’s Return to Germany after 68 Years (Published by The Times of Israel)