Writing to make sense of the world
Dear Readers, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. With so much happening in the world these days, I trust you can understand my absence from this space over these many months. But rest assured, I‘ve been making good use of my time during the global coronavirus pandemic. I have been…Read More
Gefilte Fish: an endangered delicacy
I must begin this blog post with an apology to my readers. I haven’t posted in a very long time. Yes, you guessed it! My post-election malaise. I did write some expressions of dismay, but I think they were quickly overtaken by an avalanche of words on the subject in all media: the real and…Read More
Only In New York
This will inaugurate a new type of blog post titled “Only in New York” that I will share with my readers on occasion. I know that the kinds of incidents I will write about can and do happen elsewhere, but to me New York with its diverse population is a microcosm of the world, so…Read More
What do we talk about when we talk about Russia?
Russia, Russia, Russia—the country, it seems, is on everyone’s lips these days. One’s political affiliation doesn’t matter. The questions swirl. Did they, or didn’t they impact our electoral system? And if so, to what end? I am as interested in the answers as anyone but have none for you. So why am I writing this…Read More
Active Shooter Training at Synagogues?
I know, you thought that would be a post about some long forgotten history, maybe a story of pre -WWII Germany. Sadly, it is not. It is a present-day account of our, so called, free America. On February 28th, someone shot at the Hebrew school classroom window in Mike Pence’s State, Indiana, otherwise known as…Read More
Family Trumps Possessions Any Day
Dear Readers: My apologies for a tardy post. Life and medical issues have gotten in the way. This article first appeared in LifeZette on October, 5th, 2016. Many of you might not have read it. A proud daughter recalls a father’s hard-won example by Annette Libeskind Berkovits | 05 Oct 2016 at 5:48 AM While…Read More
Living in an Alternate Universe
Personally, I am not a fan of science fiction with its alien worlds and strange creatures possessing incredible powers. I’m more the kind of ‘here and now’ person, quite possibly too grounded in reality to be a writer. But I suspect it’s less a lack of imagination and more a deep concern with the ever-urgent…Read More
First and foremost, I want to wish all my readers a joyous New Year. May 2017, bring you good health and the fulfillment of all you have planned for this year. Given the turbulence of the past year and the repackaging of our electoral politics I suppose we all need to buckle up for the…Read More
Is it a mistake to equate Hanukkah and Christmas?
Let’s get something straight from the get go: Hanukkah and Christmas have only three things in common. A. They both occur at times of the year when it gets dark early. B. They both involve light and C. They both fall on the 25th of a month. That’s it. Period. Everything else is an American…Read More
Newsflash: a secret project for the 2020 presidential campaign
Since you’ve been my faithful readers from the time I began blogging in September, I will let you in on a secret heretofore undisclosed to any of the liberal elites and certainly not to the long suffering white men in the rust belt. Only a tiny handful (of one) is privy to this project, so…Read More