D'vrei Torah

Naso: The Art of Blessing

This week, in Parasha Naso, we encounter one of the most famous passages of Torah. In Numbers 6 we read what is called the “priestly benediction”. God speaks to Moses who is instructed to speak [Read more…]

Organization Programs for Boomers

Medically Assisted Dying – A program by Rabbi Michael Dolgin of Toronto

Rabbi Michael Dolgin of Temple Sinai in Toronto recently led a session on Medically Assisted Dying for Toronto Board of Rabbis. We are grateful for his permission to repost the audio and the printed texts [Read more…]

Couples and Ponds, By Jennie-O on Flickr.com, used via Creative Commons license.

When Sex With an Alzheimer’s-Afflicted Wife Becomes a Crime

I have been fascinated by the recent court case in Iowa involving Mr. Henry Rayhons, who was arrested soon after his wife, Donna, died last August. Why? Mrs. Rayhons had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and [Read more…]


Chag Sameach Shavuot: Law and Order Special Jewish Unit

So we come this weekend to the festival of “Shavuot”, probably the least observed of our Big 5 festivals. Rosh Hoshonnah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Pesach–all fairly well know and, in their own way, observed. But [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Bemidbar: Numbering Our Journey In Our Personal Wilderness

This Shabbat we come to the beginning of the 4th book of Torah: Numbers. Our long journey in the wilderness continues in this book which takes its’ name from the Hebrew “Bemidbar”, often translated as [Read more…]


A View From The Other Side

Charleston, SC. I have grown to have, in these last few days, a greater appreciation of people who spend much of life in a wheelchair or trying to negotiate walking on crutches. I am writing [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

Proper Planning Can Reduce Financial Sting, Even If Emotional Sting May Remain

Guest Post by Goodstein Law Associates. Charles Kuralt, the CBS TV Journalist and On the Road reporter said, “The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

B’har-B’chukotei: You Shall Be Released!

One of the most interesting traditions of our people is the “Sh’mitah”, the idea of a Sabbatical year and a Jubilee year, which is the 7th repetition of the 7th year. This double portion contains [Read more…]

Radio Show

BGR 5/5/2015: Us Against Alzheimer’s, and Healthcare Legal Issues

On the May 5, 2015 Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address’s guests are Virginia Bigar from Us Against Alzheimer’s and Clergy Against Alzheimer’s, and Alan Horowitz, an attorney and expert on health care legal issues. About [Read more…]