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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 [Read more...]

The World Shrinks

April 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

There are certain “set pieces,” or repetitive scripts that become a part of every Rabbi’s life. This comes under the heading of REALLY telling tales out of school. Each [Read more...]

Release and Relief

July 2, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Jonathan P. Kendall I attended the funeral last month for a woman my age. This, alone, has a way of bringing one’s own mortality into sharp focus. Still, [Read more...]

Unbreakable Bonds

May 28, 2012 // 0 Comments

Rabbi Jonathan P. Kendall, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Beit HaYam Several years ago I was asked to perform the wedding ceremony for an old friend’s daughter in Los Angeles. I [Read more...]

The Lord giveth…

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Who among us is not familiar with the faith-filled words of Job who, in the midst of crushing despair and loss, utters the famous line, “The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh [Read more...]

Having “the talk”

February 8, 2012 // 0 Comments

Several of my friends who are also caregivers for their elderly parents to one degree or another, kept telling me that I needed to have “the talk” with my parents. “The [Read more...]