Reflections on Aging

Sacred Work

Rabbi David Levin writes about his experience extending chaplaincy care in Pittsburgh as part of the American Red Cross support team, following the shootings at the Tree of Life Synagogue there. [Read more…]

D'vrei Torah

Parshah Shelach: Trust and Hope

Parashah Shelach helps me understand a fundamental part of the human condition giving perspective into the fickle nature of the Israelite people’s relationship to their God as the Almighty leads them from bondage to the [Read more…]

"Joseph recognized by his brothers," León Pierre Urbain Bourgeois, 1863
D'vrei Torah

How do you reconcile after estrangement?

Vayigash continues unfolding the stories from last week’s parshah Mikeitz between Joseph and his brothers.  Joseph, Judah, Rueven are all revealing their struggles.  How each remembers what transpired years before tells us much about the [Read more…]

Blog

Sharing Loss, Sharing Compassion

This guest post to Rabbi Address’ blog is by Rabbi David Levin. How do you tell Dad that Mom has died?  This challenging question confronted old friends this past week. Compassion is such a difficult [Read more…]

Reflections on Aging

The Chain of Tradition

A meaningful connection between our elder generations of age 50+ and our synagogues has profound implications in keeping our tradition vibrant and alive. Active embrace of these cohorts is a key to Jewish continuity and [Read more…]