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…

All The Perks Of Membership

This was originally posted on the blog I write documenting the process of conversion to Judaism. You can read more on exodusblog.org. I always avoided Twitter because it seemed like the place where rational discourse goes to die, but I finally got an account a few months ago when I published a piece in a…

Books of 2019

2019 was a busy year for me. I spent the first part of the year student teaching and going to graduate school, both full-time, and the last half of the year I spent teaching my own classes. Although I was able to do some catching up when I visited Israel and Greece over the summer,…