A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.
For millions of us, this month brings a turning. As surely as the new baseball (Phillies) season begins, so does the festival of Passover. Its themes are well known to us all; those of renewal, [Read more…]
Adar is a month of surprises and provides a wonderful template through which to view healing. Looking at the swollen buds on thetree, about which I have written in the past, I can’t help but [Read more…]
Rena Y. Polonsky, HUC-JIR Rabbinical Student “Ham, the father of Canaan, saw his father’s nakedness and told his two brothers outside. But Shem and Japheth took a cloth, placed it against both their backs and, [Read more…]
The “miracle” of the oil that supports the festival of Chanukah is a highlight of December. All across Jewish communities this story will be replayed. Young people will sing traditional songs, dreidels will spin and [Read more…]
Please permit me to wax a little nostalgic. One of the issues, as we all grow a little older, is the desire to be linked with generations. Often we recall events, moments, passages that took [Read more…]