Rabbi Address’s blog includes reflections on the challenges and joys of aging and their implications for our families.
My favorite prayer on the Holy Days is the “unetaneh tokef”. I have come to see its’ language and meaning as one of the “the” central messages of Yom Kippur, even the entire Holiday period. [Read more…]
Happy New Year. This is a strange Rosh Hoshonnah for me. Transitions are always a challenge. Entering the “next chapter” in life is at once filled with anxiety as well as excitement. The calendar is [Read more…]
So many families, some of which you know, have had to face difficult decisions regarding a loved one’s final months or days. For too long, political issues have tried to pigeon-hole this issue, failing to [Read more…]
A recent article in the N.Y. Times set out some new boundaries on the discussion regarding end of life care and the role of the family and the physician concerning who makes decisions. The piece, [Read more…]
One of the things we hope to do as we expand jewishsacredaging’s scope, is to point out programs and items from congregations and organizations that touch on the theme of jewishsacredaging.com. Congregation Beth Am in [Read more…]
I wanted to get some thoughts down to share with our JSA (jewishsacredaging.com) community about this past weekend. My daughter and her two children, my grand children Ayla and Jacob are visiting for a month. [Read more…]