D’vrei Torah

A monthly commentary relating Torah to learning about Jewish sacred aging.

A lesson from Ariel Sharon’s passing

January 20, 2014 // 0 Comments

This is not a political piece. Not by any stretch. Then again, I guess everything can be considered political in some sense. I recently began a class in my congregation on [...]

Who is your Person?

December 31, 2013 // 2 Comments

The URJ Biennial was an amazing conclave, several days of camaraderie and learning. It was powerful time reminding us that we are more than just ourselves; we belong to [...]

Presence is an active, not passive, activity

December 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Often we think of “being present” for the other as being available to hear them and be with them.  We say we reach out to them but in reality, we are offering to wait [...]

Try to remember that day in November…

November 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

There is, perhaps, no greater marker to the first wave of Boomers than November 22, 1963. It was out generation’s “I remember where I was when….” [...]

The Eulogy

November 18, 2013 // 0 Comments

A long, long time ago, just on the edge of where memory meets embellishment, I was an Associate Rabbi in Hollywood – not Hollywood, FL, heaven forefend – but the real [...]

Lech L’cha – But not alone

October 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

I had the privilege of officiating at the funeral and first evening Shiva Minyan of a lovely man.  It came time to share a D’var Torah during the Minyan and I spoke to [...]

Pursuing Happiness

October 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: Jewish Sacred Aging welcomes a new contributor, Rabbi Lynnda Targan. You can learn more about her at her website. Rabbi Lynnda Targan The Declaration of [...]
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