For 5755 I did a creative spin on the liturgy – an alternative Avinu Malkeinu to get folks into the spirit of the holiday. Enjoy!
The Gaza War First the enemy dug under my heart and filled in my arteries with cement. My mind plays back the aerial footage, night-vision, my international center for compassion bombed into a billion bits of dust. Every day I erect protective edges. When the … Continue reading
One of the great things about writing for the Huffington Post is that people read what you write. My piece on religious freedom, contraception, and the Hobby Lobby decision went up two weeks ago and already there are 2,300 likes on Facebook and over a hundred comments written on the … Continue reading
Growing up in Charlotte, North Carolina during the height of the PTL Network – Jim and Tammy Faye Baker’s Megachurch – I always wanted my chance to get equal airtime on the T.V. Through our local PBS affiliate and the work of Chabad I finally got my chance. I’m the … Continue reading
Katy Perry’s Birthday video is a classic example of “acceptable” racism. I’ve got a piece running in the Huffington Post on the surprisingly one-dimensional anti-Jewish caricature in the video of the pop superstar which can also be read below: Earlier this week, the hip-hop wunderkind Macklemore was called to task … Continue reading
Looking for a Pharrell Williams parody? Leave it to the Jewtwins to bring their dark humor to the latest pop candy. Their take on Pharrell Williams wonderful dance number “Happy” features a cameo by me, returning from the Y on my bicycle. Enjoy!