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…]

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Reflections on Aging

Grandchild-Grandparent Reflection

“Never grow old, ” the character of Elizabeth I admonishes in Orlando. Watching my grandmother travel through her nineties, I often think of those lines from Virginia Wolfe’s 1928 novel. As my parents and I attempt [Read more…]