Death and Mourning

Why You Should Have a Funeral

Rabbi Audrey Korotkin
In Judaism, I believe, everyone ought to have a funeral – not only for themselves, but also for those they leave behind. Sometimes it’s because they think they don’t deserve it. Perhaps there have been difficulties in their family relationships that they regret, or they simply are overly humble about anyone caring about them at their advanced age.

The Legacy of the Tree of All Knowledge

D'Var Torah By: Rabbi Dan Moskovitz

October 2, 2019
One Yom Kippur, a rabbi was warning his congregation about the fragility of life, and that everyone in the congregation will someday die. ... That is the great lesson and gift of this week’s parashah, B’reishit with its iconic tale of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.