The Jewish Multiracial Network published the dvar Torah from my wedding based on B’haalot’kha– Numbers 8:1-12:16. I’m pretty proud of it, both the dvar Torah and my marriage.
Check it out HERE.
The Jewish Literary Journal published one of my favorite essays that I’ve written: “Addicts in the Wall.” Check it out HERE.
When I first began reading comics in the early 90s, the independent scene popped with creators like Terry Moore, Jeff Smith, and Wendy and Richard Pini. These true-life superheroes attained success with the help of their teammates—their families. The self-publishing landscape is a warzone, and without the support of family, many creators would not survive. … Continue reading
MaNishtana is one of my favorite social activists on the web. So often, American Jewry is seen only through the lens of Ashkenazi heritage, but MaNishtana is dedicated to promoting awareness of the diversity within Jewish communities and advocacy for Jews of Color (AKA “JOC”). His writing is witty, brave and extremely important. I was so excited … Continue reading
Two weeks ago, I dropped an article titled “DMC of Run DMC is Bringing Real NY Flavor to Comics.” Soon after posting it, a few people started runnin’ off with the mouth that DMC’s comics would have been relevant thirty years ago. Let’s be real here- DMC, AKA Darryl McDaniels, is always going to be … Continue reading
I was supposed to be in Israel right now. Every other year, I journey straight to the heart- Jerusalem, my former home. This year, unanticipated expenses caused me to say “next year in Jerusalem,” and mean it. When I tell people I used to live in Jerusalem I often get one of two reactions- either … Continue reading
Last summer, I stood in line at the Wizard World NYC Experience waiting to accuse my hero, Stan Lee, of being a bigger Jew than he admits. True story. I even prayed on it. During a question and answer panel spotlighting Lee, I planned to ask him if he spoke Yiddish, and request that he do so in … Continue reading
“The King of Rock” is about to “crash through” the walls of the comic industry. While hip hop fans know DMC, AKA Darryl McDaniels, as one of the greatest MCs in history, he is also a total comic book head that can geek out with the best of us. Earlier this year, McDaniels launched his own comic … Continue reading
Comics have historically been a fairly liberal art form. As much as I love human rights and equality… it doesn’t sell. It is about time comic companies realize what the fans really want… racism and ignorance, baby! Comics have always been politically leftist. Sure, the industry had it’s fair share of horribly damaging stereotypes, but hey, it has also … Continue reading