Poland’s President Duda Could Hardly Wait To Whitewash History (Published In The Times of Israel)

President Andrzej Duda of Poland had 21 days to consider whether to sign a law criminalizing speech that accuses Poland of complicity in the Holocaust. Evidently, he could barely wait to sign it. The law is not only a despicable Continue reading Poland’s President Duda Could Hardly Wait To Whitewash History (Published In The Times of Israel)

Why I Continue Fussing Over An Age-Old Chicken Soup Recipe (Published in Parent Co)

Each year, as I put mums, pumpkin-flavored everything, and allergies behind me, my chicken soup cravings kick in. I cannot imagine contending with our winter colds, flu-scares, and frigid temperatures without this tried-and-true concoction. While the soup is time-consuming to Continue reading Why I Continue Fussing Over An Age-Old Chicken Soup Recipe (Published in Parent Co)

Moving the Embassy Might Not Be A Big Deal After All (Published in The Algemeiner)

After the historic and long overdue announcement declaring Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a friend asked me: “Why the controversy?” “Isn’t Jerusalem already the capital of Israel?” he asked. Well, yes. Yes it is. I had no idea how I would Continue reading Moving the Embassy Might Not Be A Big Deal After All (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)

A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

When my daughter was born, my mother gave me a comb that my grandmother Ella (born Esther) had given her. That comb, it turned out, had great history attached to it. My mother first found the comb in my grandmother’s jewelry box Continue reading A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)