In the past few weeks, I've been running an online celebration of the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem. I shared different people's "Jerusalem Moments" - the images, stories, and vignettes that capture Jerusalem as they experience it. Today... Continue Reading →
Let's talk for a second about shalach manot. Most of the megillah reads like a living, writhing entanglement of power plays. From the first party (where the king, determined to show his might and wealth, decrees that everyone should celebrate... Continue Reading →
Last week's battlegrounds became yesterday's comfort zone, and yesterday's comfort zone can be a prison in disguise.
"She....You know....Takes those pills." The woman lowered her voice, and her eyes skimmed the room nervously as she spoke. Her friend merely shook her head, uncomprehending. "What pills," she asked loudly, placing her mug back on the table. "I don't... Continue Reading →
I know, I know...Twilight? Seriously? That silly teen drama with the sparkly vampires and the ridiculous love triangle? (not to mention all the excessive staring and the stilted acting?) Well, yes, actually. That one. (Well, those four. Or five to... Continue Reading →