“Why Isn’t Mom Feeling at Home Yet?” Liminality: What It Is and What to Do About It As the “baby boomers” move into their later years, it is clear that the number of older adults needing comprehensive care will certainly increase, and probably at a more dramatic rate than it is now. Frequent are the […]
Rabbi James R. Michaels and Rabbi Cary Kozberg, the editors of Flourishing In The Later Years: Jewish Pastoral Insights On Senior Residential Care, provide insights on senior residential care from Jewish and non-Jewish clinical care professionals.
Inspirational, informational booklets about challenges to our emotional and spiritual lives and how to deal with them. Each of the 45 LifeLight topics is written by a wise and caring soul—someone you probably know or know about—who knows the inner territory of grief, doubt, confusion, and longing.
“If It Please You, Do Not Go Past Your Servant…” Praying to G-d—Shavuot—giving of the Ten Commandments, recalling when G-d first spoke, we re-commit to hearing the Voice again. Leading the service, I see Alice drop her book. Always in the front, where she wants to be. Yet for years, due to progressive MS, she […]
Do not cast me off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength fails me. (Psalm 71:9). I often think of this verse whenever I look into the eyes of first-time visitors to our Jewish nursing home and see the fear of growing old, of becoming frail, of being in the “valley of the shadow of death” (Psalm 23:4).