Not Only Does Banning Straws Not Help The Environment Much, It Hurts Disabled People

Last June, an organization I’ve been affiliated with for a long time — since high school, in fact — held its semi-annual meeting. Allowed a guest, I invited a retiree I know to join me and my then-infant daughter. Everywhere I walked in the hotel ballroom that day, fellow members greeted me warmly and cooed … Continue reading

My Toddler and I Had Our First Fight

Every duo fights. It’s inevitable, especially when you’re always together. Until recently, Lila and I have had a pacific relationship. But increasingly, I’m interacting with a rapidly evolving and independent little person. This is wonderful overall, but Lila is less predictable and more difficult to manage than she was only a month ago, stretching me … Continue reading

Make Jewish Schools More Affordable

Expand Tax Breaks for Jewish Schools The fate of the tax cuts enacted during George W. Bush’s administration will be decided by the end of this year. Deep inside the tax package is a program that the Jewish community should mobilize to save. Here’s why: A day school education is the single best way to … Continue reading

Theory of Relativity (or Red Fish, Pink Fish)

Albert Einstein may have authored the Theory of Relativity, but this German Jew has lived it. I have concluded that everything is relative. While I have changed and grown over the years, much about me has remained constant. I tend to be fairly steadfast in my beliefs. When my views change, the process is gradual. … Continue reading