I was invited to frame “The Story of How We Got Here” at ACT’s recent gathering to show solidarity and support for survivors of sexual assault, misconduct, and abuse in the halls and spaces of Reform Jewish life. Folks have been asking for me to publish my remarks, so I’m putting them here. I wasContinue reading “5.26.2022 ACT: Moving Towards Wholeness”
A question I used to ask my coworkers at URJ Camp Harlam: Is the purpose of camp to show the campers a world as it could be, or to prepare them for the world as it is? One despicable answer seems to have been unfolding at Camp Ramah Berkshires over the past few years. TheContinue reading “We Must Not Yield To Whataboutism”
An essay I wrote about my unconventional current living arrangement and its impact on my dating life was published on April Fools’ Day in the LA Affairs column of the Los Angeles Times. It was not a joke. I hope you read and enjoy!
I wrote an essay about toxic masculinity in the progressive religious community to which I belong. I encourage you to check it out over at New Voices
Hey folks! I spoke with writer Matt Bell about his latest novel, Appleseed, for an interview at The Coachella Review. It was a fantastic conversation and I encourage you to check it out here. Thank you!
I found this review sitting in a miscellany folder on my computer. I really like this album so I am publishing it here even though it’s about three years late. Punch Brothers: All Ashore, Nonesuch Records 2018 The years between Punch Brothers’ 2015 release, The Phosphorescent Blues and their latest outing, 2018’s All Ashore, were busyContinue reading “Album Review: Punch Brothers, All Ashore (2018)”
A review I wrote of The Final Revival of Opal & Nev, Dawnie Walton’s debut novel, was published today at The Coachella Review, the literary journal operated by students in my MFA program. I also read for the fiction section, and our Summer 2021 issue dropped at the beginning of the month–if you’d like toContinue reading “Opal & Nev Review Published at TCR“
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, in his story collection Friday Black, grapples directly with big questions about race, history, capitalism, violence and the idea of America with such grace and ingenuity that the work sings with insight and relevance without sacrificing any literary merit.
It takes a certain type of insidiously selective ahistoricism to understand—to feel viscerally—the impact that centuries- and millennia-old events continue to visit on Jews living today and at the same time deny that the events of 400 years of American history continue to impact the lives of today’s Black Americans.
An essay I wrote about Jewish responses to Trump’s COVID diagnosis was published today at Alma. Check it out.