She thinks progressives reduce their own ranks by demanding unattainable political purity.
Our country has changed unrecognizably overnight.
I grieve for the Gazans, 70% of them women and children, who’ve been killed in this tragic incarnation of a century-old conflict. I despise Hamas for starting it. I’m sad... Read more »
The feeling of deep dread that these atrocities stirred in Jews was horribly familiar.
American Girl: unique, groundbreaking and controversial.
"If we die when our house is bombed, we want to have our dignity and modesty."
This powerful and moving poem is an urgent prayer, not a confession of sins but a yearning for the hopeless self to be changed from within.
Her example cut through a half-century during which I had been socialized to accept men’s behavior, however degrading or inappropriate, because that’s what good girls did.
A lesson from my grandmother years before came to haunt me—der mensch tracht un Gott lacht; men make plans, God laughs.
Then I justified it by thinking of the women who peed; upheld this mitzvah for hundreds of years
Hey mom, what the fuck was up with pretending like you weren’t dying when you manifestly were?
My mother always knew the name of the doctor’s receptionist, and how many children she had—and would ask about them.
Why would Gran insist on all this Jewish specificity, when so many video games don’t?
Try to memorize everything about your mother’s face. Her eyes are still a sharp blue. Her skin at her age is remarkably smooth.
When I watch “dramatic” TV shows, they don’t seem like much compared to my life. When I was six my sister Orli got diagnosed with liver cancer, so we went... Read more »