Of Lunacy and Rabid Dogs

Originally posted on undercoverBAT's Blog:
?? “[The] idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America — it is nothing less than lunacy.” –Senator Ted Cruz M enters my classroom on the first day of school tall and quiet and skinny. His eyes carry a haunted expression.? M is…

Regina and Beryl

Once again, hundreds of thousands of refugees, some in displaced persons camps, yearn for a home.

Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen, Bubby

So many of us who live in relative affluence act as though we earned it on our own and resist the obligation to help today’s immigrants. We in the developed nations pretend that we owe none of our success to the refugees in our family trees who sacrificed to make a better life for us. We…

Questions for My Father

Dad, what were you thinking and how were you feeling when you left your little shtetl of Shershov in 1921 and set out alone for the United States? At the age of 23, what made you go? Hunger? War? Pogroms? Poverty? You left behind a brother and sister in that swampy town in what’s now…