Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Website Tells Stories of Lost Health Care Workers

Nearly 1,000 healthcare workers have lost their lives in the fight against COVID-19. This is one data point that stands out from Lost on the Front Lines, an online interactive database documenting the lives of frontline health care workers who have lost their lives to...
Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Death, Taxes and a Surprising Find

Taxes have been around since the emergence of urban civilization but weren’t always paid in coinage, checks or bank drafts. Many ancient Hebrews paid their taxes in the form of grain, wine or olive oil, which were then stored in large pottery jars, typically holding...
What Will Happen the Day You Die?

What Will Happen the Day You Die?

Like every rabbi, I have attended to bereaved family members in almost every circumstance of death. Some deaths approach slowly and inevitably, like a train arriving across a plain with a distant horizon. Some deaths burst onto the scene like a balloon popping at...