Israel's Independence Hall, Tel Aviv. (Steve Lubetkin Photography. Used by permission.)
Talmud Torah

Talmud Torah: My Country, Right or Wrong

February 1, 2015 2

Editor’s note: Jewish Sacred Aging begins a new series of commentaries on Talmud Torah with this contribution by Rabbi Jonathan Kendall. I started religious school three years after Israel was declared a state. My first [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Empty Chairs

April 21, 2014 0

A Pesach anecdote: when I became the Senior Rabbi at a large Miami congregation, among my many meetings with the Founding Rabbi Emeritus, the issue of the community Seder (though months away) became the focus [Read more…]

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

The Eulogy

November 18, 2013 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

To Hospice or Not to Hospice?

September 30, 2013 1

I want to begin this essay with an acknowledgment: I believe hospice performs extraordinary work in life’s final stage. I know that hospice care varies from place to place, but I personally have never seen [Read more…]

Woman Holding Small Globe
Care-Giving Concerns

The World Shrinks

April 29, 2013 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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