Cathy Shufro

As the New Year Approaches, a Doctor Reflects on Body and Soul

As the Days of Awe approach, their themes — introspection, forgiveness and, of course, mortality — have undoubtedly started to swirl in many of our minds. But some of us, according to physician and author Sherwin B. Nuland, may have it a bit easier than others. Nuland says that the obligations of the High Holidays become less taxing as we age because older people tend to value shalom bayit — peace in the home — “in the sense of peace in the greater home.”