Why I’m Going To Start Decorating For Christmas Even Though I’m Jewish (Published In Kveller)

Every year, my visceral need to decorate and rotate seasonal adornments onto shelves, mantels, and tabletops comes to a sad and screeching halt after Thanksgiving. I replace the gourds, candles, haystacks, lanterns, and mums with Hanukkah paraphernalia and breathe a Continue reading Why I’m Going To Start Decorating For Christmas Even Though I’m Jewish (Published In Kveller)

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)

Unfriending God On Facebook (Published In The Huffington Post)

It wasn’t the first time I woke up to something like this on my Facebook newsfeed: “Grandma is sick and we’re not sure how long she has… Please keep her in your thoughts and send prayers our way.” Maybe I Continue reading Unfriending God On Facebook (Published In The Huffington Post)

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)

Why I Stopped Freaking Out About Other People’s Kosher Habits (Published in Kveller)

Last spring after Passover I had lunch with two friends: a convert to Judaism and a Reform rabbi. I know this sounds like the start of a joke that goes something like, “three women, a rabbi, a former-Christian, and an Continue reading Why I Stopped Freaking Out About Other People’s Kosher Habits (Published in Kveller)