Category Archives: Youth

Posts pertaining to youth.

Guns and Glaciers: Why the NRA is Wrong About Newtown


Remember what Kurt Vonnegut wrote about Sandy Hook Elementary School? It was tucked within the first few pages of Slaughterhouse-Five: Over the years, people I’ve met have often asked me what I’m working on, and I’ve usually replied that the … Continue reading

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The End of Truth Be Told?


It was during a split second of unfeigned awareness – over a medium-sized cup of lychee berry frozen yogurt that I was sharing with my mom – that I decided to start writing. We’d been talking politics when a knowing … Continue reading

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The Right Questions After the March of the Living


Written for the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles: I’m standing with my back against a brick wall at Auschwitz. Monise Neumann points to an area just beyond her and tells a story. When Freddy Diament arrived at the forced labor … Continue reading

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A da Vinci, Then a Pollock – Reflections and a College Essay


This academic year, my classmates and I applied to and heard back from colleges. Over the past decade or so, the application process has become, in many respects, messy and circuitous. It asks more of us than some are willing … Continue reading

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A Weapon of Distraction and Numbness – Fighting Computers in Classrooms


As featured in the Huffington Post, adapted from the original version on The Roar. I had never seen anything like it. I’d only left class for a few minutes, but as I was about to turn the corner, something caught my eye. I … Continue reading

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The Force of Apathy – A Piece for the National Journal Sh’ma


As featured in Sh’ma, a national journal of Jewish ideology, alongside articles by former Senator Russ Feingold and Brandeis Professor Jonathan Sarna: Last spring, a local congressman came to speak at my high school. It was a routine visit: He … Continue reading

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Restraint – Gilad Shalit’s Return to Israel


As featured on the Huffington Post: After five years in the custody of his Hamas captors, it seems that Gilad Shalit’s painful and much publicized saga is finally winding down. The Israeli government has struck a deal with Hamas: Israel … Continue reading

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