How to Make Shavuot at Home

How to Make Shavuot at Home

PREPARATION Tallit, kipah, shofar two candles for Yom Tov, small candle for Yiskor memorial, flowers and greens on your table, Kiddush cup, cheese/bread/honey snack SHAVUOT at YOUR FAMILY TABLE Place flowers, greens, candles, Kiddush cup and snack on your table Put on...
Shavuot

Shavuot

Shavuot in the New Millennium or “Who Wrote the Book of Love?”   As we celebrate Shavuot this year, take time to Read the Book of Ruth. It is the traditional reading for this festival. The Book of Ruth takes us back to the beauty and mystery of love. Love that...
When a Loved One Dies by Suicide

When a Loved One Dies by Suicide

Aging Jewishly – What Our Traditions Tell Us about Growing Old As her cell phone slid from her grasp, it occurred to Dorothy that she was in shock. The room was spinning, so much so that Dorothy grabbed the back of her kitchen chair and stumbled forward in an awkward...
Should I tell them I’m sick?

Should I tell them I’m sick?

Aging Jewishly – What Our Traditions Teach Us about Growing Old It has been three weeks since Dan got the news and his head is still spinning. “I know I’m getting on in years,” says the 78 year old retired biology teacher and part time musician, “but I never expected...