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Resource Articles

The Jewish Writing Project

Stories are a pathway to all of our souls. For centuries, people have related to each other, learned from each other and connected with each other through the sharing of stories. The development of “spiritual [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

Why Listening Is So Important

There is a saying about listening that eloquently summarizes the nature of the process. The source of the words is unknown, but the message is universal – “God gave us two ears, but only one [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Reflections on Aging

I am part of the generation born during WW II, who now look in the mirror and are startled by the realization that even we are aging. The youngest of us has already reached that [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

The Spiritual Challenges of Caregiving

Can faith and community be powerful aids to those caring for an aging loved one? In honoring our “father and mother,” how do we honor ourselves? Can a deeper understanding of spirituality and aging result [Read more…]

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Care-Giving Concerns

Honoring Choices…Discussions on Health Care Directives and Advanced Care Planning

At dinner the other night, a friend asked if I had a list of all the things an adult child should discuss with their aging parent.  As we delved deeper into the question, it turned [Read more…]

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Thought Pieces

CBS News: Dancing at 93 Years Old

Dance legend Mary Anthony has had a life-long love of dance. At 93 years old, she continues to dance and teach students. Dr. Jon LaPook talks with Anthony about her philosophy on life. Dancing at [Read more…]

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Reflections on Aging

Welcome to JewishSacredAging.com

Welcome to our newly redesigned site. (Read this month’s message for more on our new site.) By using WordPress as our publishing platform we hope that you will be able to access all of the [Read more…]

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D'vrei Torah

D’var Torah: When the truth is found to be lies: The Coen brothers’ Rorschach for serious people

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…]