How to travel Europe with your ghosts

To grow up Jewish is to grow up haunted. I’ve never lived on a Civil War battleground, and I’ve never shared my closet with a ghost (two brothers...

The Tattooed Horror

You want to know the truth, eh? The truth behind my tattoo? No, no, no, not the one on my forearm. I know the one you’re talking about. The truth...

In defense of organized religion

There’s a stereotype that engagement programs for Jewish young adults are geared solely at producing the next generation of Jewish children. Many...

How to be socially Jewish

“What do you mean, you’re not allowed to have bacon?”  “If you go to public school, how do you have time to daven every morning?”  “So,...

How I discovered Jewish strength and history in the pages of a comic book

Comic books, for me, were an acquired taste. Growing up, I devoured anything with words — the backs of Pokémon cards, books pilfered from my...

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