Seekers of Meaning-JSA Podcast

Rick Light, author of the novel of self-discovery, “Sebastian,” discusses his book on the Seekers of Meaning Podcast

This week, author Rick Light discusses Sebastian, his novel that he describes as a personal account of “life, learning, spiritual awakening, and ultimately facing life’s biggest questions.” [Read more…]


On the Fifth Night Of Chanukah…Our Dog Died

Behold our menorah from the sixth day of Chanukah. Behold the third candle: snuffed way sooner than the others. At this season commemorating miracles, God performed another one. The shrunken candle spoke to me of [Read more…]


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

Tissues in the Passover Aisle

  by Sharon A. Siegel My local food store was quiet. I purposely went there at an odd hour that I knew doesn’t attract throngs of shoppers. I took a deep cleansing breath, as my [Read more…]

Talmud Torah

Yom Kippur and the Tradition of Remembering Souls on the Other Side

Editor’s Note: This commentary is adapted from Rabbi Raphael’s April 1, 2015 article in the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. On Yom Kippur, it is traditional to recite Yizkor prayers in memory of deceased loved ones. The [Read more…]

In a January 1962 photo, from left: Sandy, Marvin, Martha, Neal and (in front) Fred Greene
Baby Boomer Bubbe

What’s Meant to Be? The Randomness of Chaos? G-d’s Will? Or Is There No Answer….

Sunday was a different day for our family. It was the only day my Dad didn’t work, except for Easter Sunday, Father’s Day and the Sundays from Thanksgiving through Christmas. My Dad and his two [Read more…]