Journalism

Analytical, feature, and news reporting on topics ranging from politics and religion, to lifestyle, culture, health, science, technology, and more.  I primarily covered these topics as they related to the Jewish world for the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS.org). My reporting has been syndicated in many local, national, and international publications. Additional samples written for other outlets are also included.

How Israel Survived the Mediterranean’s Worst Drought in 900 Years

Israeli water experts say that a combination of water from rainfall, recycling of wastewater, desalination of seawater and a large-scare water conservation campaign has made Israel nearly drought-proof. That assessment might be more regionally relevant following a new National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) study showing that a drought from 1998-2012 in the eastern Mediterranean was the area’s worst drought in 900 years.

Israel Wages Lesser-Known Fight to Save Kenyan Wildlife

At the moment that you’re reading this article, someone on the African continent is selling ivory or rhinoceros horns and making a fortune. Ivory, which comes from elephant tusks, is worth about $900 per pound on the black market. A typical elephant carries about 22 pounds of ivory, which comes out to nearly $20,000 for shooting one elephant. Rhinoceros horns are worth as much as $30,000 per pound. But Israeli government organizations and private companies are helping Kenya with wildlife preservation in more ways than one.