D’vrei Torah

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

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 [...]

Transitions and Meaning

October 3, 2013 // 1 Comment

I recently was honored to do a workshop for a synagogue in Chicago (Sukkat Shalom). They were developing a program focusing on baby boomers and aging. In a break-out session [...]

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 [...]
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