Reflections on Aging

“Do Not Cast Me Off…”

Chaplain Barry E. Pitegoff, BCC, participated in a Shavuot teach-in at Temple Sinai, Middletown, NY, We share his remarks on a verse of Torah/Tanakh that has resonated for him.  [Read more…]

"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

How We Can Embrace Those Struggling with Severe Depression

Editor’s Note: This article by Rabbi Mencher is reproduced with permission, and first appeared in the ReformJudaism.org blog. You can listen to Rabbi Address’ podcast interview with Rabbi Mencher here. May is Mental Health Awareness [Read more…]

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Rabbi Address' Monthly Message

Rabbi Address’s Mid-Month Message: MAKING SURE IT COUNTS: The OMER and us.

In Jewish tradition, this period between Passover and the festival of Shavuot is referred to as the “omer”. This reflects back to Torah and the charge to take a cutting of barley each day between [Read more…]