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Thought Pieces

Time as a Healer: The Jewish Calendar as a Spiritual Path

“Time heals all wounds” is a misleading phrase.  It implies that when we are faced with pain, all we must do is wait and things will get better. These deceptive words soothe us with the [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Caring for one’s self: Some common sense tips

In a recent New York Times Science section, Jane Brody authored “Caring for Family, Caring for Yourself”. The article cautioned caregivers to pay attention to their own health, as the care-giver life stage can take [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

D’var Torah: Where is That Maccabee Guy Now That We Need Him?

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…]