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Yitro: It Is Never Too Late, You Are Never Too Old!!!

“Yitro” is one of our most famous portions. It begins with a lesson in management (Chapter 18 of Exodus) and the suggestion by Moses’s father in law , Jethro/Yitro) to delegate the task of organizing [Read more…]

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B’shelach: “…by way of the wilderness”

“B’shelach” (Exodus 13:17-17:16) brings us to the start of the Israelites journey. We see the crossing of the Seas of Reeds and the Song of the Sea which finds its way into our prayer book [Read more…]

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Caregivers and retired rabbis on Jewish Sacred Aging Radio

On today’s Jewish Sacred Aging Radio program, the guests are Gary Barg of caregiver.com and Rabbi Steven Foster, rabbi emeritus at Temple Emanuel, Denver, CO, the newly elected president of the National Association of Retired Reform Rabbis. About the [Read more…]

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Bo: “They Did Not See One Another”

The portion “Bo” (Exodus 10 to 13:16) relates to us the ninth and tenth plagues and the initial rehearsal for us of the Passover.There is great drama in this portion and not an insignificant amount [Read more…]

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The Resilient Couple and Aging Without Borders’ Caregiving Summit

In this episode of Jewish Sacred Aging Radio, husband and wife authors Lynn and Phil Levy discuss their book, The Resilient Couple: Navigating Together Through Life. Challenging events occur in the lives of most couples, but when two [Read more…]

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KIng and Heschel: Space and Time

This period of time in January brings together the weekend celebration of the life of Dr Martin Luther KIng as well as the anniversary of the death of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. They marched together [Read more…]

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Va’era: “I Did Not Make Myself Known…”

Va’era, the second portion of Exodus, takes us through the first rush of plagues. Likewise, we meet the confrontation of God and Moses when Moses again is reluctant to assume leadership saying that he is [Read more…]

Rabbi Anthony Fratello, left, and Carole Leskin, two of the guests on the Jan. 9, 2018 Jewish Sacred Aging Radio Show.
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Rabbi Anthony Fratello’s new book about end of life; Carole Leskin on loneliness

How does a conversation begin about a topic that we can’t talk about–that no one really talks about? Where is the jumping off point to cut through the intellectual definitions and the sterile antiseptic medical [Read more…]

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