Of All Places | fiction
"She didn’t forget he was married, but she let herself be guided by the desire to see what would come next. This was something Berlin and the years of miserable Holocaust research had given her, the allowance that pleasure was in itself an end—the only end?—worthy of pursuit."
Kaddish for an Unborn Avant-Garde | criticism
"One could say we are the result of an experiment in Jewish education oriented toward survivalism, connection to Israel, and a relentless instrumentalization of Jewish engagement that prioritizes a vague idea of 'continuity' over content."
"The playfulness of the staging, the laugh on the lips of the non-professional models, also lampoons the reverent Never Forget of both well-intentioned and cynical politicians and communal leaders."
Selling the Holocaust | conversation with Arielle Angel and Menachem Kaiser
"The more you immerse yourself in taking a meta approach to memory, the more your basic understanding of reality seems to shift."
Keep Looking Until You Find It | criticism
"At one point, I followed the directive to kneel down and put my hands on someone’s shoulders and whisper into his ear, You are mine. Your dreams are my dreams, your heart is my heart, your thoughts are my thoughts, your blood is my blood."
Should the Heart Make a Stone of Itself? | interview with Jason Francisco
"How do you create work that is specific, but not parochial?"
Illustration by Lindsey Muscato for "Of All Places" in Jewish Currents