London Underground, 2008. Copyright ©2008 Steve Lubetkin. Used by permission.
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Mind Where You Step

March 3, 2017 Rabbi Jonathan Kendall 1

I was born and raised in Youngstown, Ohio. It was an extraordinarily diverse community with large Italian and African American populations. The Italians, mostly from Sicily and Calabria, were pretty nonchalant about Jews unless a [Read more…]

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall's daughter, right, with Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel
Talmud Torah

Good Night Sweet Prince

July 9, 2016 Rabbi Jonathan Kendall 0

One inevitable and inescapable rabbinic responsibility is to write eulogies. In these days of multiple family members and acquaintances invited to speak at the levaya, the “pressure” is diluted. Once upon a time, only the [Read more…]

Agni by Bala Sivakumar. Used under Creative Commons License.
D'vrei Torah

The Eulogy

November 18, 2013 Rabbi Jonathan Kendall 0

A long, long time ago, just on the edge of where memory meets embellishment, I was an Associate Rabbi in Hollywood – not Hollywood, FL, heaven forefend – but the real Hollywood, with swimming pools [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

The World Shrinks

April 29, 2013 Rabbi Jonathan Kendall 0

There are certain “set pieces,” or repetitive scripts that become a part of every Rabbi’s life. This comes under the heading of REALLY telling tales out of school. Each of us clergy-people brings a certain [Read more…]

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