Are We Really This Selfish?

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t was almost the end of the day when suddenly all doors were locked down, and with no announcement we were trained in active shooting drills. A terrible fear filled […]

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Tired Of Excuses

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remember where I was when the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre took place. I was in ninth grade and sitting at lunch when the news broke. Someone had walked into an […]

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Watching The Terror In Israel From Afar

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he first quarter of 2022 that just ended brought with it many unfortunate international developments. As I was born in Ukraine and still have close family there, I was worried […]

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A World Disappearing Before Our Eyes…

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This piece originally ran on the blog of the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota. ike many of us, I have been heartbroken to see […]

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The Jewish Case For Supporting Ukraine

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For much of my life, I hated Ukraine.  As the son of Soviet Jewish immigrants, I grew up with stories of antisemitism, discrimination, and the Holocaust that gave the rationale […]

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Dear 2021: A Look Back & Ahead

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ear 2021, You sure started off with a bang! Covid vaccinations have arrived! In February you decided to play a fun little game of “ how to get a vaccine […]

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