Jewish Ritual Rescue

Jewish Ritual Rescue

Jewish Ritual Rescue   What Happens to Judaica When Our Kids Don’t Want It? Last year in a local Goodwill store I found a very old Kiddush cup. It sat on a shelf crowded with an assortment of pewter and silver goblets and was so tarnished that I nearly missed the...
Political Sermons

Political Sermons

Political Sermons Can Destroy the Spirituality of the High Holy Days   “Everybody’s got something to say about politics – at the office, school, in the dry clean and at the grocery store. You can’t get away from it.  Except on Shabbat, hich I now make at home....
Elderly Isolation

Elderly Isolation

Elderly Isolation  It’s Bad for Mom But Worse for Dad “We’re so worried about Dad.”  That’s how Karen began her email to me.  “He’s so lonely and my brother and I don’t know what to do.”  Karen’s father, Sid, lived alone in the condo he once shared with his beloved...