Our First House: a Sukkah

This is how you know someone loves you: when he forgoes sitting inside by the fireplace you don’t have and ventures out into the damp to help you build a temporary house for a holiday he’s never heard of.

diaTribe: Homesick for a Plot Spark

In the stream-of-consciousness novel by Israeli Eshkol Nevo, “Homesick,” its characters’ lives seems to roll downhill, as does the novel’s grip on its reader.

In Joshua's Shoes: High Holy Days In Jerusalem

Israel and HUC is a very difficult place sometimes. I was expecting the High Holy Days to be extra meaningful just being in Jerusalem. Some of the days were powerful and other parts were tough. Some experiences are only possible in Israel.