A Focus on Healing
Rosh Hodesh: Finding strength one month at a time
by Amy Hirshberg Lederman
I listened to the phone message from Cindy and knew that something was wrong. I could hear it in her voice, even through the static on my answering machine. I called her back immediately and my worst fears were confirmed: Cindy had breast cancer.
Adapting technology to enhance religious
by Rabbi James R. Michaels
The notion of technological innovation to enhance Jewish worship services might seem a contradiction in terms to the casual observer. A Jewish religious service has a traditional format, is based on printed texts from the prayer book or from the Torah, and calls for recitation (either chanted or read) by those who are adept in synagogue skills. In the world of Jewish aging services, however, technology is often employed to make the traditional davenen (praying) and more liberal services more accessible and enjoyable to residents.