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.
9/11/2019 Top Pick
Participating in a walk to raise funds to find a cure for an incurable disease made me think about what Jewish tradition has to say about hope.
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.
Jewish holidays: family, friends, food and, this year, remembering those we’ve lost, welcoming a new life and performing mitzvot.
3/25/2019 Top Pick
My brother will run the Boston Marathon in honor of his friend and to raise funds for research for a cure for ALS.
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.
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.
11/13/2018 Top Pick
Izzy Ezagui moved from Miami to Israel and served in the IDF. After a life-changing injury, he did the impossible—he returned to the battlefield.
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.
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.
7/31/2018 Top Pick
A complete stranger agonizes to me about his wartime experiences. Two religious traditions, many commonalities.
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.
The Israelites had no choice—they had their matzah “to go.” We can make it tastier, while remembering that matzah has meaning.
Looking for a new song for your seder? Here’s the Passover story sung to the tune of “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.”
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
Passover cooking is all about eggs. Be sure to pass over any cholesterol tests until the holiday is over.
U.S. taxpayers’ money helps support terror attacks in Israel. The father of one victim is fighting this through legislation named for his son.