Dear American Jews: Go On a Birthright Trip

I finally made it to Israel - and because only tour groups can get into the country, I decided to come in on a Birthright trip. Although initially it was a strategic decision to get myself into Israel when I couldn't do it any other way, I'm so glad I experienced Birthright and I highly…

Blastoff

In about 72 hours, I leave the United States and move to Israel. This move has been two years in the making, and somehow it feels like it's both taken forever and suddenly sprung up on me. It's a bittersweet experience. I am excited; I am sad. I look forward to so much, and at…

Progressive Twitter’s Language Problem

As an English teacher and lover of great books, there are few things I care more about than language. Writing is one of the most complex difficult ways to convey one's thoughts, which makes it all the more enjoyable to read great writing. Great writing takes time, revision, immense effort, humility, and risk tolerance. It…