A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.
One of the most interesting developments in recent years has been the growing interest, on the part of baby boomers, in issues of health and wellness. Maybe it is part of our own understanding of [Read more…]
“Let us now relate the awesomeness of this day’s holiness,” the Unetanneh Tokef commences. This year, the day’s “holiness” for me was displayed by the meeting of a new friend. After schul, I started up [Read more…]
I learned about Jewish spirituality in a yoga class in 1971. I lay prone on the carpeted floor, relaxing after achieving the challenging Bridge posture for the first time. I had thought that the pose’s [Read more…]
This month the Jewish festival calendar stops at one of our three MAJOR festivals, Shavuot. It often gets lost in the calendar cycle. Now known mostly for the observance of Confirmation, the festival was rooted [Read more…]
As March concludes, millions of us will sit down to a Passover seder. Seder and Passover is the number one most observed festival in the Jewish calendar. At least that is what so many sociologists [Read more…]
Each year around this time I look forward to the Torah portion Yitro beginning with Exodus Chapter 18: “Moses’ father-in-law Jethro….” It is noteworthy that this encounter is followed by the Torah’s most majestic and [Read more…]