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He's Sorry She's Sorry

I was quoted on 2/28/22 in a terrific piece by Jessica Bennett in the New York Times about apologies:

“He’s Sorry. She’s Sorry. Everybody’s Sorry. Does it Matter?”

Naoko Rainbow Pottery


I loved doing this piece in SorryWatch on a kintsugi artist and the parallels between her work and the art of apology.



Here’s an essay I wrote on using the story of Purim to discuss antisemitism with kids, at PJ Library.

Kosher Butcher

Lessons from the Kosher Meat Boycott (what today’s activists could learn from a woman-led 1902 uprising on the Lower East Side). 


Here’s a fun piece from The Horn Book about what makes a good Hanukkah picture book

Mrs. Maisel


Here’s one from Town & Country placing The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel within the history of American Jewish comedy and women in comedy. 

So Many Books


Here’s my NYT piece on the sheer numbers of Holocaust books for children.

Black Lives Matter Protest

Here’s a piece from the summer of 2020 on explaining police brutality to kids. The difficulties in getting it published spurred me to start thinking seriously about quitting Tablet. (It took me another six months, including taking time off.)