This week I participated in a workshop on “Narrative Medicine” which was a brand new term/concept for me. Narrative Medicine is a way of approaching…
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Emiliya ZhivotovskayaListen now (41 min) | In this episode, Emiliya shares about her experiences of grief and loss and how she connects those pieces of herself to Judaism…
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Holly Blue Hawkins Listen now (35 min) | In this episode, Holly Blue Hawkins shares about her role in end of life care and advocacy and about the way she came to her work…
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Or: The Irony of Emailing About Death on Tax Day
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We’re a few days away from the close of another year on the Jewish calendar and the start of a new one. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins…
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Tomorrow evening, as the sun sets, Tisha B’av will begin. The name translates as the date on the Jewish calendar (the 9th of the month of Av). It is a…
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Stephanie Garry Listen now | In this episode, Stephanie talks about her work at Plaza Jewish Community - a non-profit funeral chapel in New York City -and shares the…
Arielle FriedtanzerListen now (35 min) | In this episode, Arielle shares how she came to be an End of Life Consultant, talks about her work through a Jewish lens, and…
Recently, I find myself opening social media platforms, news podcasts, and news outlet sites only to quickly tap the close button as Middle East related…
I had planned to send an email last week on Friday, Lag B’Omer. It was on this day we learned about the tragedy at Mt. Meron in Israel where 45 people…
This year, I will be giving out Halloween candy for the first time in my adult life. I’m not quite sure how I got this far without partaking in this…
I’ve spent the better part of this week immersed in Jewish learning about the Chevra Kadisha and the Jewish approach to death and dying at Kavod…