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Yizkor: Carrying Our Loved Ones With Us

At my son’s brit milah six months ago, there were few things that I was concerned about. Some insist on having family heirlooms at lifecycle events: Bubbe’s candlesticks, uncle’s… 881 more words

SERMON: Suing Your Parents

It took place in a courtroom in New Jersey on Tuesday, March 4 of this year and it immediately became a topic of discussion on the Internet when Rachel Canning, of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, filed a lawsuit against her parents. 284 more words


What is Yizkor?

If someone especially dear to you has died in the past, you know that we never really stop mourning them. The absence of a loved one eventually becomes a kind of presence of its own, an ongoing awareness that that person was an important part of our lives and is no longer with us. 306 more words

Especially For Beginners

Yizkor (Let them be remembered)

In the Talmud there is an extensive debate about the purpose of a funeral.  One opinion is that the funeral is for the person that has died, to honor their memory and pay them respect.   469 more words

Shabbat (tomorrow), Yizkor (Monday), and the Counting of the Omer

Dear Congregation Beth Israel members and friends,

Those of you who were here at our second-night community seder heard me wax rhapsodic about the counting of the Omer. 380 more words


Sitting Among my Dead

I sat at the Second Seder and listened as my Uncle explained that the empty chair at the table was for a dear family friend whose life was cut short by cancer. 1,092 more words