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Monthly archive April, 2012
A Jew In The Second Pew

A Jew In The Second Pew

There’s no place a Reform Jew would rather be on the second night of Passover than in a Catholic church, right? Well, that’s where I was. Sitting on the aisle, in the second pew, all the way up at the front. Where everyone could see me standing alone when the rest of my row went...
On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

On Letting My Daughter Grow Up: A Mile At A Time

A mother lies in bed on a Sunday afternoon. Struck with a fever, body aches and dry mouth. The flu, perhaps. As she passes in and out of a nap, she thinks about her family and where everybody is. Her husband is downstairs making her favorite red lentil soup. The smell coming up through the...