A Parent in Israel

The bully in my brain

September 12, 2022

Bullies love to tell lies But the worst ones are the bullying voices in our brains. Can we stop them?

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Embracing the empty nest

August 27, 2022

On the day we took our son, Aviv, to Ben-Gurion Airport to begin his new life as a music student in New York, we couldn’t stop crying.

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50 shades of chutzpah

August 18, 2022

When our hotel canceled us at the last minute, I demanded an upgrade. Was that Israeli chutzpah or just being assertive. (It worked.)

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The legacy of Marla’s babies

July 31, 2022

Twenty years ago, our cousin Marla was killed in a suicide bombing at Hebrew University. Since then, more than 25 babies have been named after her.

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Would you give up on orgasm?

June 6, 2022

Does giving pre-teens puberty blockers constitute child abuse? Can a nine-year-old choose to give up on something as fundamental as sexual pleasure?

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Dreaming of Dubai

May 8, 2022

Reflections on four days in Dubai: Miracle Garden, Expo 2020, Global Village, Butterfly Garden, Desert Safari, Dubai Marina, Burj Khalifa

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I never want to get sick…ever again

January 2, 2022

Covid, the flu, the common cold…I never want to get sick ever again. Which is completely unrealistic. It goes against what it means to be human

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Welcome to the world, baby boy

December 4, 2021

My wife, Jody, and I joined a club that we really wanted entrance to – the grandparents club. Here’s what I said at the brit milah ceremony.

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How to not celebrate a birthday during corona

September 27, 2020

I wanted to skip my birthday this year in the midst of corona. Here’s how I transformed a singular birth date into a year-long, hopeful process.

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Kaddish in 103,000 words

August 16, 2020

When my father died, I wondered if there was something personally meaningful I could do that could serve as an alternative to Kaddish. This is the story of the book that resulted.

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