ESSAYS

Personal Essays
 

MY CHALLAH HAD TO BE BETTER THAN MY BROTHER'S CHALLAH: SO BEGAN OUR LOCKDOWN BREAD WAR 
The Globe and Mail 
November 24, 2022
 

"It started one Friday with a phone call. “I’ve got two loaves of challah rising on the counter,” my brother said casually. “I’ll drop one off at your place in about an hour.” I was both surprised and delighted. Though my brother is no stranger to the kitchen, I’d never known him to bake. [...]"

CAN A TODDLER REALLY APOLOGIZE? (AND OTHER THOUGHTS ON YOM KIPPUR)
Kveller
October 3, 2022

 

“Don’t you dare,” I said, just milliseconds before a red matchbox car came catapulting toward my head. I scowled at my 2-year-old and gave him a stern finger-waggle. Without hesitating, he trotted over, touched my arm gently and said, “Sorry.”  [...] 

A LOVE LETTER TO MY POST-BABY BOOBS
Today's Parent
September 19, 2022
 

My breasts have eaten themselves alive. To be fair, they were meagre to begin with. Neither tantalizing melons nor soft pillows upon which a baby soundly slumbers. Since weaning my youngest child, they look especially pitiful. It’s hard to look away. [...]

MY SON AND MY FATHER SPEAK A SECRET JEWISH LANGUAGE
Kveller
June 16, 2022

 

“First I eat snack, then I play Fußball and that’s my sipur!” 

Translation: “First I eat snack, then I play soccer and that’s my story.” 

You’d need to know three languages – English, German and Hebrew – to decipher that. [...]