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On August 1, 1998, I started a diary with the words ‘Today Harvey signed the papers which placed him in hospice…This is my hospice diary. Will I be able to keep it up? Will I be able to help him get through this experience? Can I possibly come out alive on the other end? The answer to all of that is - only God knows...So together, my darling husband of 49 years and I started a journey. A journey which would find each of us in a very different place at the end.
One cannot overestimate the importance Sh’ma Yisrael has in Jewish heritage throughout the generations.
In Judaism, there are both public and private aspects of prayer. Jewish prayer is both set and spontaneous.
It was 1951. I was among a handful of Midwest representatives attending NFTY's fourth annual leadership institute on the campus of Haverford College, in Haverford, Pennsylvania.
Today, the Reform Movement in the United States accepts civil divorce as completely dissolving the marriage and permitting the remarriage of the divorced persons. No get or any substitute form of religious divorce is required.
I was having breakfast with my husband Paul and our son Neil at our Jerusalem hotel when our older son Glen came into view.He was wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and - to our surprise as Reform Jews - a kippah.We hadn't seen Glen for about six months, since he'd graduated from college and started a year
Stay connected: Don't suddenly cut back on communication with your son or daughter after he/she has gone off to college. Being a "helicopter parent," one who hovers, has been given lots of bad press…but being a steady available non-intrusive presence from a distance can be a very good thing, even if the student shows signs of wanting less contact. An occasional call is reassuring.
In this highly competitive college admissions climate, many parents are terrified of not doing everything right to give their children the advantages they need to ultimately be accepted into a top college.