Shalom, I’m Max Bleich! Welcome to my blog! I am a writer, content creator, aspiring educator, and recent graduate of Tel Aviv University (M.A. Political Science). I earned my B.A. in Judaic Studies from the University of Cincinnati and a Graduate Certificate in Judaic Studies from the same institution. In my smol boi days, I served as Online Editor-in-Chief and Opinion Editor for The Beachcomber, and served as Editor of TheTechTile, where I wrote way too many editorials and briefs regarding the consumer electronics industry, politics, and the like. Today, this website is a home for all of my selected past work. I’ve been published in The Burr at Kent State University, The American Israelite, and The Times of Israel Online. I am currently working towards another advanced degree at Kent State University. To contact me, feel free to send an email at email@example.com. Thank you for visiting!
7 A.M, I wake up to a gentle ringing and pick up my beautiful silver Apple Watch from the pseudo-charging cradle that lays beside my bed on a nightstand: it is time for another day with my latest toy and companion. As I shower, watch on wrist, I shift through Bob Dylan and Joan Baez tracks while checking the weather and responding to late night texts I had missed. The watch, although quoted to be water resistant, is in actuality waterproof for short periods of time and ignorant to certain low water pressures. On my drive to the office my watch vibrates with a reminder to call my friend David, who I easily ask Siri to call and I talk to from my watch. Is this real life? Sure is! The sound isn't tinny, it's not booming either, but just loud and clear enough to enjoy the conversation instead of dreading it. Throughout the work day I receive dozens of light taps that don't annoy me the way my obnoxious Pebble did (vibrating so loud it would shake the table under