D'vrei Torah

Rabbi Jonathan Kendall: Removing the Mezuzah from My Door

There is a little enclave of quaint early 20th century houses and buildings that improbably sits above the coastal road in the hills between Caesarea and Haifa. Once an Arab village abandoned in ’48, it [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

To Hospice or Not to Hospice?

I want to begin this essay with an acknowledgment: I believe hospice performs extraordinary work in life’s final stage. I know that hospice care varies from place to place, but I personally have never seen [Read more…]

Care-Giving Concerns

The World Shrinks

There are certain “set pieces,” or repetitive scripts that become a part of every Rabbi’s life. This comes under the heading of REALLY telling tales out of school. Each of us clergy-people brings a certain [Read more…]