As a Jew I am proud to be a part of a people whose lives are guided by a mix of biblical commandments and laws blended with traditions and customs that have been handed down from over the millennia through Rabbis, teachers and family. We are a diverse people who adhere to certain universally held … More Dealing with unfinished business on the cusp of the Jewish New Year
I have friends who are supporters of Donald Trump. When I ask why or how they could be supportive I get vague and hard to understand reasons that usually start with: “I don’t like what he says. I don’t like his style. I wish he didn’t Tweet so much. Yes, some of the things he … More What’s up with whataboutism?
For the past seven months attention to death has been the major story covered on television, radio and in newspapers. Media coverage of death has been unavoidable. Death will remain among the most alarming topics covered by journalists, commentators, bloggers, religious leaders, politicians, celebrities and just ordinary Americans for months and even years to come. … More How many preventable deaths are too many?