I write feature stories and humor pieces and am working on a book of poems for children about the Jewish holidays. My presentation, “Religion and Humor: The Historical and the Hysterical,” amuses audiences at synagogues and community groups. I have been published in Woman’s Day, Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, TAB newspapers, Natick Patch, The Jewish Advocate, MetroWest Daily News, Metrowest Jewish Reporter, Boston Herald, NursingWorld Journal and the Journal of College Placement. I co-authored the discussion guide for the Alan Dershowitz documentary film “The Case for Israel,” shown worldwide.
7/17/2019 Top Pick
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with some fun and reflections on the spiritual meaning of humanity’s place in outer space.
Eternal optimist Nir Caspi served in Israel’s Navy SEALs, survived horrendous wounds and co-founded a popular chain of restaurants.
Jewish holidays: family, friends, food and, this year, remembering those we’ve lost, welcoming a new life and performing mitzvot.
2/5/2019 Top Pick
A veteran of the Israeli army, he recovered from a grave injury. Now he defends Israel while urging Israeli Arabs to integrate into Israeli society.
12/28/2018 Top Pick
There is the secular New Year on Jan. 1, the Jewish New Year in the fall, another new year in the Torah and two minor Jewish new years...what?
11/26/2018 Top Pick
Chanukah gifts are a relatively recent development. Are we merely imitating Christmas or did the tradition evolve? Maybe a little bit of both.
Eva Schloss, Anne Frank’s stepsister, shared her story of tragedy and survival during the Holocaust to 700 people gathered at a school in Newton.
9/4/2018 Top Pick
Bombs, riots and arson have done tremendous damage in Israel, but the spirit of Israelis remains strong. You can help through Jewish National Fund.
A d’var Torah given at Temple Israel of Natick on Parashah Re’eh in Deuteronomy, focusing on idolatry and why the Torah condemns it repeatedly.
7/19/2018 Top Pick
Students Supporting Israel is an on-campus organization that advocates for Israel—and Jewish pride—with innovative and engaging programs.
7/10/2018 Top Pick
The Israelites had no choice—they had their matzah “to go.” We can make it tastier, while remembering that matzah has meaning.
The Zionist Organization of America keeps people informed about Israel and its security challenges and fights for the rights of Jewish college students.
3/19/2018 Top Pick
Anni Cyrus was forced into marriage as a child in Iran. Through Live Up To Freedom she educates others to rescue girls and women like herself.
3/19/2018 Top Pick
Passover cooking is all about eggs. Be sure to pass over any cholesterol tests until the holiday is over.
Anti-Israel bias permeates universities and high schools. CAMERA empowers people to confront the campaign of disinformation.
Tu B'Shevat, the New Year of The Trees, is a time to savor nature, connect with Israel and maybe even have a Tu B’Shevat seder.