This month, as many of you know, brings Hannukah. It is a curious and problematic festival that, while minor in the grand scheme of Jewish calendar festivals, has become “major” here in the USA. The [Read more…]
The High Holidays are over and the year has begun–in earnest. The pace of life has returned and “routine” has ben re-established. Yet, for most of us the routine is that there is no routine.
With the ending of Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur, the Jewish calendar focuses on the first of our three Festivals, Sukkot. The symbol of the fragile dwelling place, the sukkah, is increasingly popular. More and more [Read more…]
Gil’s Mom has severe osteoporosis plus macular degeneration; two serious health problems. Our goal was to find a nearby residence that would give her a social life and provide physical security.
There are many clubs, so to speak, that we become part of during our lifetime. Channeling Groucho Marx, however, I just joined one that I had no desire to join. That is, as the literature [Read more…]
Just off the red-eye from Seattle, Washington. A beautiful city with wonderful people. I was in Seattle for some of my Union for Reform Judaism work on our project on aging and baby boomers and [Read more…]