Tag: nonfiction

Is Body Neutrality a Jewish Value?

“The road to a disordered relationship with food and exercise was paved with well-intentioned comments about my appearance and eating habits.”

I Am Russian… In Name Only

I am not Russian, but I speak Russian. It’s a kind of nonconsensual tattoo Stalin left behind on my parents—better tattooed than dead.

The Challah Boys

Some unlikely visitors at my new home connected me to my Jewish roots.

The Power of Humor for Smashing the Patriarchy

Historically, [women] haven’t been allowed to be members of the Country Clubs and smoky back rooms where real power sits. That’s the tragedy. The genius of comedy, if you can make it work, is taking tragedy and holding it up to a funhouse mirror so it’s no longer scary, but rather funny.