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Reflections on Aging

Finding My Balance

August 23, 2016 4

When I was a little girl my father would sometimes take me to the playground. I loved the swings. I hated the seesaw. The swings were magic carpets for me. Because they were hung at [Read more…]

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall
Care-Giving Concerns

Is Unfairness Thy Middle Name?

January 2, 2013 0

Just before I left for an extended cruise of the Bahamas (which, for refreshment of soul and spirit, I highly recommend), it fell to me to officiate at the funeral of a young physician. He [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

Release and Relief

July 2, 2012 0

I attended the funeral last month for a woman my age. This, alone, has a way of bringing one’s own mortality into sharp focus. Still, circumstances were decidedly different. This individual, the sister of a [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Unbreakable Bonds

May 28, 2012 0

Several years ago I was asked to perform the wedding ceremony for an old friend’s daughter in Los Angeles. I flew in to San Diego a few days early so that I might visit a [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

The Lord giveth…

May 3, 2012 0

Who among us is not familiar with the faith-filled words of Job who, in the midst of crushing despair and loss, utters the famous line, “The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away; blessed be the [Read more…]