May 29 2012
My Jewish Abortion
It’s no secret why frightened looking girls walk into the social worker’s office on the second floor of the Student Health Center at UC Berkeley. And while I sat there, vaguely nauseous and needing to pee (for the third time … Continue reading
May 9 2012
My Mother, In the Pictures
My mom was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November, 1999.
Apr 30 2012
What Happens When My Kids Google Me?
Growing up, my biggest fear was that my parents would embarrass me.
Apr 23 2012
Searching for Birth Control in the Holy Land
If I’m going to lecture my daughter some day in the faaaaar distant future about the importance of birth control, then it’s important to practice what I preach
Apr 16 2012
(Too) Frequently-Asked Questions About Separation
Let’s qualify that bullshit, shall we? Some days I’m fine. But some days, I wake up from a dream that shakes me into submission where I swear I hear my children screaming. And then I’m not fine.
Apr 3 2012
Passover…For Everyone Except Me
Another spring blooms in Israel. And everyone is getting ready for Pesach. Everyone except me. I’m in a holding zone–waiting for my ex to decide what he’s doing with the kids and whether or not I can come.
Mar 19 2012
Why This Mama Feels Like a Dad
I’m clearly a Mama. But over the last five months, I sometimes feel like I’ve stepped out of that role and into the traditional male role.
Feb 13 2012
Edgy and Raunchy Sounds Good to Me
About a year ago, I started highlighting my hair, wearing skinny jeans, and painting my nails black.
Jan 30 2012
Just Another Afternoon Watching Sex and the City with the Kids
Even before the separation, I was a free-wielding mama.
Jan 16 2012
For My Mother, On Her Yahrzeit
When I was still my mother’s little girl, my parents and I spent our sunsets strolling south along Ocean Front Walk.