Rabbi Address’s blog includes reflections on the challenges and joys of aging and their implications for our families.
Happy Chanukah. These next days will see families gather and candles lit and, probably, some gifts exchanged. This is al ways an interesting time for us, especially, I think, this year as Chanukah comes at [Read more…]
Rachael F. Falk, M.A. Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology William James College All cultures have their own framework for treating the dying, the dead, and the bereaved. For example, Muslim families turn a dying individual’s [Read more…]
There can be no dispute that we are living in a “very interesting” time. That old Chinese curse rings true. People are stressed out, tied to phones and electronics, and we seem overwhelmed by continuous [Read more…]
I hope your Thanksgiving was quiet and filled with joy. It was not so quiet on the “economics of aging” front. Perhaps due to the fact that many were otherwise occupied, two news articles quietly [Read more…]
It has been a busy few weeks. Two teaching weekends at congregations provided us with a lot of energy and great conversation. Many thanks to Isaiah in Fulton, MD and Sinai in Brookline, MA along [Read more…]
Shalom. The election is over and the Electoral College has spoken. We will not be reviewing or analyzing results. Rather, I wanted to put forth some thoughts on what will be a major issue for [Read more…]
Simchat Torah, which concludes the festival of Sukkot, is a joyous time in Jewish life. In congregations, Torah scrolls are paraded around the congregation, there is dancing and singing and often Consecration of new religious [Read more…]