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.
9/4/2018 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.
7/31/2018 Top Pick
A complete stranger agonizes to me about his wartime experiences. Two religious traditions, many commonalities.
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.
Looking for a new song for your seder? Here’s the Passover story sung to the tune of “Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel.”
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.
U.S. taxpayers’ money helps support terror attacks in Israel. The father of one victim is fighting this through legislation named for his son.
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.
1/9/2018 Top Pick
Dr. Jeff Hoffman, veteran of five space shuttle missions, thrills 200 educators at Hebrew College and makes a dream come true for a space fan.
Bret Stephens discusses U.S. policies in the Middle East, his pessimism, his optimism and his love of Israel.
11/21/2017 Top Pick
The daughter of survivors depicts the war’s imprint on survivors and their children, while evoking the world of Czechoslovakian intellectuals.
11/9/2017 Top Pick
The Jewish National Fund offers opportunities for students and young adults to visit Israel, learn, serve and connect with the land.
9/13/2017 Top Pick
A Rosh Hashanah meal is not dinner as usual. Create an experience that will be delicious, of course, but also thought-provoking and joyous.
9/12/2017 Top Pick
Jerusalem U creates feature films and film-based educational programs to connect young Jews with their Jewish roots and with Israel.
9/5/2017 Top Pick
Conan O’Brien spends five delicious days in Israel, falling in love with Israelis and ignoring the anti-Israel boycotters.