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My Neuroses Is Peaking (Packing For Jerusalem)

My Neuroses Is Peaking (Packing For Jerusalem)

Next week at this time, I’ll be deep in the Holy Land. (Next Week In Jerusalem.) And I’m starting to pack for my trip. Well, at least think about packing for my trip. Because this week, the last week of school for the kids, is going to fly by and I want to minimize my...
Next Week In Jerusalem

Next Week In Jerusalem

Dust. Crumbling buildings. Falafel. Suicide bombers. This, of course, is what I think about when I think of Israel. My homeland by virtue of my Jewish heritage. I’ve never been before. But I’m going. In a week. With my family. At least some of them. Two of my brother’s kids, my niece and nephew, are...
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...