“Amen,” Finalist in Exposition Review’s Flash 405 themed contest, summer 2020 

“Uprooted,” First Place themed contest winner, Baltimore Review, summer 2019

 “Topography of a Tongue,” Runner-up in themed contest, Headway, summer 2019

 “Seven Definitions of Secret [See-krit],” nominated for Puschart Prize, Negative Capabilities Press, 2019

“Une tête américaine,” long-listed for Lunch Ticket’s Diana Woods Memorial Award in Creative Nonfiction, 2019

“Neither Here Nor There,” Finalist in New Millennium Writings Monthly Muse on Home, January 2018

“Fifty Days of Summer, 2014,” nominated for Puschart Prize, Ascent, 2018

“The Fabric of Peace,” Finalist in Crab Orchard Review’s 2017 John Guyon Literary Nonfiction Prize, Volume 23, 2, 2018

“Things Lost, Things Found,” nominated for Pushcart Prize and Best American Essays, Under the Sun, 2016



“Fire in my Mind,” Remix Mishkenot Sha’ananim International Writers’ Festival, 2020, 18:00 minutes

“The View from Masada,” Hanukkah Lights: Stories of the Season, NPR, 2018

“Call to Prayer,” One-Minute Memoir, Brevity, 2018


Literary journals 

“Une tête américaine,” Stonecoast Review, forthcoming 2020

“Sounds Like,” The Gravity of The Thing, summer 2020

“Between Them,” The Maine Review, May 2020

“Obsolete,” Atticus Review, February 2020

“Oxeye Daisy,” CHEAP POP, October 17, 2019

“90 Seconds to Shelter: If an air raid siren didn’t sound and I didn’t have to run for cover then I would” and “Behind the Scenes of 90 Seconds to Shelter,” Bacopa Literary Review, 2019 

 “Illusion of Harmony,” Barren Magazine, issue no. 6, winter 2019

“The World Fell at our Feet,” Miracle Monocle, issue 11, fall 2018

“A Wondering Jew,” The New Haven Review, issue 022, fall 2018

“Here,” Under the Gum Tree, October 2018

“No Going Back,” 1966 Journal, summer 2018

“Hiraeth,” “The Land With Promise,” and “Tweezers,” The Tishman Review, April 2018

“Circles and Words,” The Sunlight Press, April 2018

“Muddled Emotions of a Demented Man,” Pithead Chapel, April 2018

“Father, Son,” Gravel, April 2018

“Time’s Up,” Manifest Station, March 9, 2018

“Collateral Beauty,” Citron 10: Celebrating 10 Years of the Short Form, The Citron Review, fall 2019/winter 2017

“December 13, 2007,” past-ten, December 13, 2017

Visiting My Ultra-Orthodox Brother, a World Apart,” The Forward, November 15, 2017

“So,” Thread, November 2017

Belongings,” the SFWP Quarterly, October 2017

My Brother’s Face,” Full Grown People, July 20, 2017

“Sealed,” The Coachella Review, summer 2017

“An Analphabetic Story of Consonants,” ducts.org, issue 39: summer 2017

“In Between Dreams,” Iron Horse Review blog on State of the Union, May 4, 2017

“When Worlds Collide: Writers Exploring Their Personal Narrative in Context,” Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies 3.2, 2017

“Boxed In,” The Citron Review, winter 2016

Gas Masks and Wedding Vows,” Hippocampus Magazine, summer 2016

“More Ways Than One,” Indian River Review, summer 2015

“The View from Masada,” Drash Northwest Mosaic, volume VI, winter 2012

“Belongings,” The Griffin, fall 2011

“The Other Woman,” Northwestern Alumni Magazine, fall 2010

“In the Name of Peace,” ducts.org, issue 25: summer 2010

“At Gilda’s,” Hospital Drive: Words, Sounds, Images, University of Virginia School of Medicine, issue 4, summer 2009

“Une tête américaine,” South Loop Review, vol. 10, September of 2008

“Birthday Wishes,” Mom Writers’ Literary Magazine, fall 2007

“Simone,” Mom Writers’ Literary Magazine, summer 2007

Three for the road: Husband, wife and the ‘other woman’,” San Francisco Chronicle, May 7, 2006

“In the car and under her spell,” Car & Travel, April 2006

Visiting Day: Afternoons with Hilda and Arthur,” ducts.org, issue 16: winter 2006


“Of Zero Chroma,” Art in the Time of Covid 19, San Fedele Press, July 2020

“Consonance of Akko,” Flash Nonfiction Food:  91 Very Delicious, Very True, Very Short Stories, summer 2020 

“Lucky to be Here,” My Brush with Death anthology, November 2015

“Le Cahier de Fabienne,” Dumped: Women Unfriending Women, spring 2014

“Betrayed by My Own Tongue,” DimeStories: California, New Mexico, and Beyond! a celebration of 10 years of DimeStories, DimeStories, winter 2014

“Berlin,” Be There Now: Travel Stories from Around the World, December 2012

“Making Peace,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Positive Thinking, October 2012

“Mother Knew Best,” Chicken Soup for the Soul: Here Comes the Bride, May 2012

“At Gilda’s,” Saying Goodbye: to the people, places and things in our lives, goodbyebook.com, fall 2011

Wall Street Journal

Expats and Their Parents: How to Handle Aging Issues from Afar,” July 2016

When the Expat Parent is Left Behind,” April 2016

An Israel-Based Expat Ponders Paris’s Day of Terror,” November 2015

An Expat in Israel Amid Stabbings: Living with Fear in Our Daily Lives,” October 2015

Expats and Education: Public, Private, and Other Possibilities,” August 2015

10 Ways the Expat Life Is Like a Continual Espresso Buzz,” June 2015

An Outsider Peering In: An Expat Reflects on Israel’s Memorial and Independence Days,” April 2015

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Moving to Israel,” March 2015