"Shavuot," by Ishai Parasol, via Flickr.com under Creative Commons license
Reflections on Aging

Shavuot: Reviving interest in a forgotten day by focusing on those who have forgotten

Coming fifty days after the beginning of Passover and marking the appearance of the first fruits in the Land of Israel, Shavuot is one of five festivals whose observance is commanded in the Torah.  Shifting [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…]