Photo by Soroush Karimi on Unsplash
D'vrei Torah
Pontormo, Joseph with Jacob in Egypt, probably 1518. National Gallery of Art, London
D'vrei Torah

A Grandparent’s Blessing

Rabbi Susan Elkodsi notices that while the Torah loves genealogies, up until this week’s parashah, Vayechi, the Torah is silent about any actual relationship between grandparents and grandchildren. [Read more…]

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…]


What’s Next for Jews in America?

Editor’s Note: Rabbi Peter Grumbacher frequently shares the story of his father’s Holocaust experience. He contributes this guest commentary as we approach the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis attacked the Jewish community across Germany. [Read more…]

"Mourning," by Rob Oo, via under Creative Commons 2.0 license
Talmud Torah

Meaning Beyond All Blessings And Poems

Editor’s Note: This essay by Rabbi Steven G. Sager is reposted with permission from “I want my kids to say Kaddish for me after I die, but I can’t explain to them why, or what Kaddish means to me. [Read more…]

pointing by Justin Leonard, on Flickr
Baby Boomer Bubbe

The Uniqueness of YOU

Have you ever given much thought to the fact that each one of us is a one-of-a-kind, an only, rare, unique and exclusive individual that exists nowhere else on this planet? If you put it [Read more…]

Rabbi Edythe Mencher of the Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center
Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

JSA Podcast 5/13/2016: Rabbi Edythe Mencher, Disabilities Inclusion Learning Center

In this week’s Jewish Sacred Aging Podcast, Rabbi Address goes on location at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City to interview a long-time colleague, Rabbi Edythe Mencher, who coordinates the Union [Read more…]