Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Dr. Jeffrey Cohn discusses his life coaching practice for people with cancer and other serious illnesses, on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast

Dr. Jeffrey Cohn, a retired oncologist, discusses his new venture, Care to Change Coaching, providing life-coaching for patients and their caregivers facing cancer and other serious illnesses, on this week’s Seekers of Meaning Podcast. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Mikeitz: (Genesis 41:1-44:17)…Perchance To Dream?

In the Talmud, Rav Hisda is quoted as saying that “a dream not interpreted is like a letter not read”. Well, in Mikeitz, the letter is read. Joseph achieves power on the strength of his ability [Read more…]

Eighth Night Menorah (Scazon Photo/, under Creative Commons License)

Happy Channukah: The Dreidel of Randomness

Tis the season! As families gather to light the Menorah, engage Latkes and sufganyot, no doubt many will take out the collections of dreidels and take on a lively game. Nes, gadol, hayah sham for a few pieces of gelt [Read more…]

Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Lee Hendler, co-founder of the Jewish Grandparents Network, discusses the first-ever Jewish grandparents survey, on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast

On this week’s Seekers of Meaning Podcast, Rabbi Address speaks with Lee Hendler, co-founder of the Jewish Grandparents Network, about her groundbreaking survey research about the attitudes, hopes, and desires of Jewish grandparents, particularly in light of widespread interfaith marriages throughout the Jewish community. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Vayeishev (Genesis 37:1-40:23) What Are You Seeking?

Vayeishev is a very interesting passage. We see Joseph as the teen-aged favorite of the Patriarch Jacob. This is the  Torah portion that describes how Joseph got to into Egypt and the beginning of that [Read more…]

The Western Wall, Jerusalem/Steve Lubetkin Photo. Used by permission.

Is Heaven for Real?

Having hope about life after death doesn’t have to come from a just-right-for-Easter book in the Christian section of Barnes and Noble, writes Rabbi Stephen Karol. That hope can also come from the prayers of Yizkor, from the Shabbat prayers that we read when you are at your Temple to observe a yahrzeit, and from the prayers of the funeral and burial services of Judaism. [Read more…]