The difference between me and a native Chicagoan? I always say what others only dare to think.
Sometimes when you’re ‘Jewish and’ you just have to lead with the ‘and.’ I’m a Hispanic Jew who’s taking off his kippah.
I may have started my forties yearning for my father, but I’m ending them leaving him behind.
Oh, the ass-hattery of people jealous that for a few days your family’s at Walt Disney World and theirs isn’t.
At the newly “reimagined” Coronado Springs Resort, Disney took a a resort themed to ancient Mexican cultural motifs and implanted on top of it a giant tower themed to conquering Spain. Colonialism much?
I will never understand why Reform synagogues can become so aggressively ambivalent about leading their congregations into Shabbat.
A mensch simply being themselves is perhaps the greatest Jewish lesson of all.
A new roundup of my Passover lessons since the beginning of my Jewish journey, from marching myself like a fool straight into Egypt–to finding the courage to finally leave it behind.
New Yorkers always seem to completely misunderstand Chicago pizza. There’s a reason for that.
Recently, I was asked how my Jew-by-choice life was going now seven years since I converted. That’s a great question. Here’s my answer.