Jewish Journal

Ezra Werb

  • A Mind-Opening Experience

    August 10, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last fall, I started working with Franklin, a 7-year-old autistic boy. I was given the title of "behaviorist," and my job was to help shape the child's behavioral and social patterns, promoting ones healthy to his development, while curbing ones that hinder him.

    I had previously...

  • The Beastie Boys, Jesus and Me

    June 22, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    I had been dating my girlfriend for a month when I told her that my parents were coming to town for their yearly visit from the East Coast.

    "Do your parents know I'm a shiksa?" Laura asked, smirking sincerely.

    "Not yet," I said. "I haven't told them about you yet. But don't worry,...