D’vrei Torah

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

Memories of my Mom and Dad — Yizkor 2013

September 23, 2013 // 1 Comment

Our Jewish calendar provides us with time to remember those we have loved.  On their Yarzheits, or anniversary of passing, our thoughts turn to our mothers or fathers, our [...]

Transitions and Changes

September 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

L’shana Tovah! Once again the calendar turns and we come face to face with the dawn of a new year. 5774! For many of us we will spend some time, either in synagogue or [...]

Passover and Personal Liberation

March 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

In a few weeks we’ll be gathering again for the family ritual of the seder. Passover arrives and with it the spring and another opportunity for own own reflection. I am [...]

Is Unfairness Thy Middle Name?

January 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Just before I left for an extended cruise of the Bahamas (which, for refreshment of soul and spirit, I highly recommend), it fell to me to officiate at the funeral of a young [...]

A most powerful conversation

November 30, 2012 // 0 Comments

One of the most challenging moments for many of us Baby Boomers is when we know that we must have, “the conversation”. This is the talk with our parents or parent [...]
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