I am the executive editor of Parents.com, one of the largest parenting websites and the online home of Parents, American Baby, and FamilyFun
magazines. In addition, I am the former VP of Editorial and Managing Editor at Beliefnet.com, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of MyJewishLearning.com.
I am also an experienced freelance journalist whose articles, mostly on religion and spirituality, have appeared in many
newspapers, magazines, websites, and books. I am a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and Yale and live in Bronx, N.Y., with
my wife and three daughters.
See some of my favorite articles below:
My Interview with Vice
President Joe Biden (text and video)
Why do so few fathers take
signficant time off?
The story of baby #'3's birth--and
what it says about our medical system.
See all of my posts covering the intersection of family, culture, and public policy, including such topics as maternity/paternity leave
policies, gun control, affordable child care, and the changing idea of family in America.
Hare Krishna at 40
Once reviled as a cult, they've abandoned
airport proselytizing for life in the mainstream.
Newsweek, July 2006
Interviewing Vice President
Joe Biden at the White House, February 19, 2013, on the topic of gun safety and gun control. In the interview, streamed live
online, the VP offered his now-infamous "buy a shotgun" advice, which quickly went viral.