No More Worshipping The Beautiful People
We were brought up on stories about the beautiful people. The better people. The people who rule over us. No more.
How My Wife Taught Me To Love Myself
How blaming my wife, and her refusal to blame me back, taught me what it means to love someone. Including myself.
There Is Nothing Wrong With Jews Leaving Their Communities
Why we’ve got “Don’t confuse the Jews with Judaism” all wrong.
A King, A Queen, And A World Going Mad
A story about a kingdom going mad, and the painful choice the leaders had to make. And what this all means in a country where it often seems we are constantly trying to hold onto our sanity.
How The Reactions To “One Of Us” Have Exposed Our Poisonous Tribalism
I thought the reaction to the latest documentary about those leaving Hasidic communities, “One of Us,” would be different. I was wrong.
Maybe The Times Didn’t Change. Maybe It Was Me.
Maybe I should have been resisting all along.
The Racist Barbershop
How a haircut in St. Louis turned into a lesson in the mechanics of bigotry.
Being A Good Person Is Not Enough
We like to think that as long as people are kind, caring, and loving that they are “good people.” But the reality is much more complicated than that. Two stories about how I came to realize this in my own life.
Lost In The Streets Of The Rich
Walking through the Upper East Side shook me deeply. How could some people live so well as I struggle so much?
How I Learned To Let My Writing Change
On learning to embrace change as the only constant in creativity. And life.