Childhood Christmas Traditions

December 25, 2016

My family is Jewish. We don’t celebrate Christmas. And yet, I had three Christmas traditions as a kid that remain my warmest memories of Christmas. Midnight Mass from St. Peter’s Basilica — I think that I probably started staying up to watch this so that I could spend extra time with my dad. Over the […]

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Guns and Rights and the Sit-In

June 23, 2016

So… I spent a goodly amount of time yesterday on social media, as the House Democrat #SitIn unfolded before my very eyes, and shared my thoughts on Facebook and Twitter. I found the words of Representative John Lewis (D-GA), a Civil Rights activist since his youth in Alabama, inspiring. Not simply because they resonated with […]

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Sacred Commitment: A Bedtime Story

June 17, 2016

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. And she had a tante who told her the most marvelous bedtime story. All the time. (It probably wasn’t all the time, but this is how the little girl remembers it and it’s her truth.) The bedtime story wasn’t of fairy princesses or fantastic adventures or […]

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Donuts and The Sweetness of Torah

June 13, 2016

We have just concluded the last of the three pilgrimage festivals. Shavu’ot, like Sukkot and Passover, is a commanded observance found in the sixteenth chapter of the book of Deuteronomy. There are a variety of beautiful customs for this early summer holy day, and it has long been one of my favourite holidays. One of […]

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My First Book

May 18, 2016

It’s my first book. Not the first time that I’ve been in a book. But the first time that I’ve edited a book. And it feels amazing. I wonder if I will ever tire of seeing my name in print?? (More to come about the book…) A true #shehecheyanumoment.

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