Rituals
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…]

"Mourning," by Rob Oo, via Flickr.com 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 Sichaconversation.org. “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…]

D'vrei Torah

Memories of my Mom and Dad — Yizkor 2013

Our Jewish calendar provides us with time to remember those we have loved.  On their Yarzheits, or anniversary of passing, our thoughts turn to our mothers or fathers, our sisters or brothers, our husbands or [Read more…]