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We never forget our loved ones

If you’ve followed my earlier posts you will be aware of how my sister and I cared for our mother as she gradually declined and succumbed to COPD and vascular dementia.  677 more words

My Life And Times

The Memory Machine - Second Day Shavuot, 5776

Remembrance of those who have passed from this world is a universal human desire; we all feel the need to recall our family members and friends who are no longer with us. 1,329 more words

Sermons

The Orlando Terror Attack Requires the Jewish Community to Broaden its Prayers

The mass murders that took place in a club in Orlando occurred on the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. What that means is that on the following day, synagogues throughout the world had these options available to them: 566 more words

Sacred Memory

Martha Hurwitz (Barre, MA)

This past Yom Kippur I was invited by the Rabbi of our synagogue to share memories of someone I loved as a segue into the Yizkor service.  660 more words

American Jewry

SERMON: Something Nice to Say about Hillary and Donald

We have all been captivated, mesmerized, disgusted… call it what you want… by the Presidential nomination process we are in the midst of. During the lifetime of most of us, we have never experienced something quite like this–so divisive, so accusatory and sometimes downright malicious. 252 more words

Sermons

Shabbat in Pesakh II: Bring Your Memory

Holidays are special. Families gather, or they don’t, and either way, the past is more present with us. Pesakh occurs during the full moon and, like the ocean under that same moon, the tides of life grow more intense. 513 more words

Kwibuka and Yizkor: In the Shadow of Two Genocides

“‘And this also,’ said Marlow suddenly, ‘has been one of the dark places of the earth.'”

Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness

“Some days circle and circle,  1,055 more words

Rwanda