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 Mond…
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 e…
I’ve spent the past week nursing a terrible cold that my adorable daughter deemed share-worthy. I was completely healthy and then *wham*, what felt lik…
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 …
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 exp…
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 v’Nich…
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 a…
On June 28, 1969, a riot was ignited outside of the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan by gay, trans, lesbian, and bisexuals who were protesting the violent po…
Recently, I find myself opening social media platforms, news podcasts, and news outlet sites only to quickly tap the close button as Middle East relate…
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…
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 …
Teach Me Something with Rabbi Jessica Minnen Listen now (30 min) | In this episode Rabbi Jessica Minnen teaches me about the story of Onan and we explore how this text about a guy who pulled out d…