6 Culprits of Pandemic-Driven Anxiety for Seniors

6 Culprits of Pandemic-Driven Anxiety for Seniors

A recent anxiety attack caused me to reexamine my activities, as well as my in-activities, during the pandemic. Disaster response experts tell us the six-month mark after any natural catastrophe is called the “disillusionment phase.” That’s where we are currently,...
The Hug I Needed

The Hug I Needed

When I opened the door to my brother’s house and walked inside, my 1-year-old nephew, (“KK” as he has been affectionately nicknamed) started to cry and ran straight to me. He threw his arms around my legs, as I quickly swept him up for a giant hug. For the next hour,...
Managing Conflict with Friends This Election

Managing Conflict with Friends This Election

A friend of mine called during the last election cycle to say he would no longer be attending the class I taught. Confused, I asked the obvious question. The answer could not have come as a bigger surprise. “Because of your political beliefs,” he said. What struck me...
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...