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“Would you like to save three lives today?” The question stings more than the antiseptic on your arm. Your normal arm. Your untainted arm. My arm flows with O-negative, priority wasted by my “lifestyle” and “risk activities.” The FDA points to me as an infection circa DSM-II. Science shows that 4.8 million Americans would die … More Bad Blood
Although chewing gum isn’t even considered eating, Orthodox Jews refrain from even tasting the flavors of the secular world. The un-kosher, un-supervised, un-regulated flavors. We were stuck with Must, as in, you must follow all the commandments. Must gum comes in little pellets that lose flavor after about ten minutes and dissolve into your mouth. … More Excerpt from a new memoir I’m working on
I’ve added the clips from my internship at the NY Jewish Week, and will continue to update the Articles section as I publish. Stay tuned!
Dear Followers, I will be blogging for YU Counterpoint Israel until the end of July. I edit, manage, and write for the blog. You can view it and the amazing work Counterpoint is doing here. (yucpi.wordpress.com) Rivka
Dear followers, I’m open to suggestions for blog post ideas, things worth doing to write about, things to read, anything creative/funky/out of the box. Looking forward to your comments. Rivka
Dear Consistent Late Comer, Remember the days before cell phones, when meeting someone at eleven meant eleven? There was of course the fifteen minute rule, where the waiting party would extend a fifteen minute late buffer before they left the appointed meeting location. Nowadays, with cell phones, you can text minute by minute updates about … More BRB FRGT Human Decency @ Home