The families are really requesting, ‘Can you please, please visit my father?’ ‘Can you visit my spouse?’ I’m a messenger for them.
Why would a rabbi discuss his own death in a Yom Kippur sermon? Jack Moline wanted to make his end-of-life wishes clear — and urged congregants to do the same.
Sometimes humor is the best medicine. For Sybil Sage’s brother, it was her wit and jokes that shepherded him through the last days of his life.
Though most programs for aging Jews aim to keep them busy, a new initiative from Manhattan’s Central Synagogue aims to keep them reflecting.
With a challah tucked underneath his arm, one rabbi makes house calls to elderly patients suffering from terminal illnesses.