Monthly Archives: December 2018

For the past several weeks, I have been participating in a seminar at my synagogue, Kol Tzedek, about death and mourning rituals in Jewish tradition. The participants range in age from young 20’s through mid-70’s. During this workshop, we have talked about the practical things that need to be done when a person dies, burial… Read More »

Many of the people with whom I talk lead amazingly active lives. Some enjoy skiing atop mountains covered with glistening snow or kayaking on the ocean bays in Newfoundland – as my wife, Naomi, and I did, several years ago. Many bike through the city streets of Philadelphia or drive on the Schuylkill Expressway at… Read More »