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Articles on trauma, loss, healing, and truth have appeared in The Times of Israel, The Huffington Post, medium.com, Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Exponent, Herald, Milestones, the ACES trauma newsletters.

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Literary highlights


What makes us safe? Facing trauma, guns, and hate, January 2020, Times of Israel


Mental Health Happy Hour Hosted by The Scattergood Foundation, December 2019, www.medium.com


Go out unto yourself, November 2019, www.medium.com


Learning about mental health & Torah, August 2019, Times of Israel


Preparing your soul for the Super Bowl, video, February 2018


Hold onto what is Good, November 2017


Coping with Alternative fAcTz: Take 1, May 2017


Show me the Proof, April 2016


Aviva on Broadway, video on Dark and Light, December 2015


The Power of Community: In memory of Neely Snyder, September 2015


Sustenance from Below, Remembering Richard z’l”, May 2015


Love: a Poem, February 2015


The Body Speaks, April 2014


The Torah of Touchdowns, November 2013, Huffington Post


Fullness: The Art of Holding a Lot, June 2013


Managing Life’s Transitions with the Omer, May 2013, Huffington Post


Inside an Insular Community: Isaac’s Story, February 2013


Michael’s Story: Resilience in the Wake of Being Shot, December 2012


Joy, even while we are Vulnerable: Sukkot, October 2012


Bringing Ourselves to Holy Space, June 2012


Liberation in the Context of Grief, April 2012


Hidden Truths in the Month of Adar, March 2012


Connected to those we do not Know, February 2012


Slowing down, November 2011


The Silence between Words, October 2011


Retirees Make a Difference, April 2011