A difficult prayer for a difficult moment. In classic Jewish tradition, this prayer includes a request for forgiveness from the one who is near death by those who made the decision to remove life support. It is brief, by design, so as not to prolong the moment for anyone. [Read more…]
On this week’s episode of the Seekers of Meaning TV Show and Podcast, information technology executive Scott Kushner describes his experience embracing prayer and ritual as part of a mental health recovery exercise. [Read more…]
Rabbi JD Sacks and Cantor Dr. Rhoda Harrison, Ph.D. discuss their contributed chapters to a new book, “Psalms in the Key of Healing,” edited by Rabbi H. Rafael Goldstein, who died in late December shortly before the book’s scheduled publication in January. [Read more…]
Rabbi Susan Elkodsi of the Malverne Jewish Center in Malverne, NY contributes a ritual to mark the end of Hanukkah, much as the Havdalah service marks the end of Shabbat.