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“Natural Causes” and the Myth of Control

There are, as many of you know, a constant flow of books and articles now on issues related to wellness and health. Often they are tied to nutrition, working out, positiveness and the like. The [Read more…]

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Oy Vey! Do We Need a Chuckle—and Real Facts!!

I’m coming clean and ready to confess: I am a news junkie. From the time I awaken till I leave for work, get into and out of my car, return home, while eating dinner and [Read more…]

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Acharei-Mot/K’doshim: “…..As Yourself”??????

This double portion of Torah that we confront this week is filled with issues, challenges and contemporary applications. We meet the concept of the scare-goat in Leviticus 16 and issues related to rules and regulations [Read more…]

Rabbi Alan Berg, center, is involved in the "Soul Harmony" musical theater production, and Rabbi John Rosove, right, has written a new book. They are guests on this week's Jewish Sacred Aging Radio show.
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Jewish Sacred Aging Radio: Why Judaism Matters and ‘Soul Harmony,’ the musical theater story of Deborah Chessler, Sonny Til & the Orioles

Rabbi Address welcomes Rabbi John Rosove to discuss his new book, Why Judaism Matters: Letters of a Liberal Rabbi to his Children and the Millennial Generation and Rabbi Alan Berg, who is involved with the production of “Soul [Read more…]

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Tazria-Metzorah: What We Say, What We Do, What We Think

Tazria-Metzorah is the double portion that we confront this coming Shabbat. Confront is a good word, just ask any bar or bat mitzvah who draws this portion. The themes of this section begin with laws [Read more…]

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Sh’mini: Be Careful of The Fire

We return to the Torah this Shabbat with Leviticus 9 and the portion “Sh’mini” which looks at a variety fo ritual and cultic practices and concludes with a section on food laws. The portion opens [Read more…]

Rabbi Michele Medwin, left, discusses her new book on Alzheimer's Disease, and David and Gloria Goldfaden discuss being guardians ad litem for children on this episode of Jewish Sacred Aging Radio
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New Alzheimer’s book and guardianship services and grandparents

Rabbi Michele Medwin discusses her new book on Alzheimer’s, Alzheimer’s Families: Emotional and Spiritual Tools for Coping and Gloria and David Goldfaden speak about guardianship services for troubled youth and the role of grandparents. Read more [Read more…]

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Bringing Advance Care Conversations to Your Congregation

Editor’s Note: This guest blog post is provided by Rosemary Lloyd, BSN, MDiv, Advisor to Faith Communities for The Conversation Project. Congregations are ideal settings for starting conversations about what matters most to people when it comes [Read more…]

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Passover Yizkor..Has It Been 50 Years?

It is curious, I guess, that we come to the Passover Yizkor moment at such a confluence of issues. This Passover season reminds us of memory. How many stories were shared at our seder of [Read more…]

The April 3 Jewish Sacred Aging Radio show includes conversations about Shiva.com and Rebecca Soffer's book, Modern Loss
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Approaches to Loss and Grief

The April 3, 2018 Jewish Sacred Aging Radio program features two approaches to loss and grief. Our first segment features a discussion with leaders of Shiva.com, a web site that walks one through the process of grief and shiva; [Read more…]