The poem "The Road Not Taken" by renowned American poet Robert Frost expresses the gnawing curiosity that a traveler knows he will always have about the road that he didn't take.
The unthinkable tragic death of one's child is a topic most of us find difficult to embrace.
The years move forward and your eighth yahrzeit (10 Shevat) will soon be here, my dear father.
In a family, where chronic illness lives, there are many caregivers. There is, of course, the well spouse.
I remember a mishap years ago while in first grade and happily swinging on the playground swing during recess.
Last week I discussed some of the things that Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance is, some that it's not, and why it is important.
As the years go by, and your spouse gets worse, and your life gets harder, well spouses often live with emotional paradoxes.
Wishes For one More Day is about the wish of two young grandchildren to spend one more day with a beloved grandparent who has passed away in order to say a proper goodbye.
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As a longtime "born-again single" and parent, I've come to the conclusion that the road to matrimony is like the road to weight loss.
The tradition of sitting shiva is a great help with grieving. For many people shiva is a buffer that helps you cope immediately with your tremendous grief.
Because of the nature of chronic illness, the spouse will often be hospitalized or in a nursing home when it is time to depart this world.
I recently received an e-mail from a woman who, based on her skillful command of English, is surely a North American living in Israel.
Last week, in a response to a letter, I wrote about preparing for loneliness.
It is important to remember that there is only one person on this earth with whom you'll spend the rest of your life.
The incongruity of the two events was too glaring to overlook.
Pesach seemed heavier this year. I'm not talking in terms of the tremendous amount of food that was consumed or the seemingly endless lifting, bending, scrubbing, scouring and cooking that is part and parcel of pre and post Passover preparations as well as during the chag.
Birthdays, anniversaries, life cycle events are all times we look forward to.
As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.
None of us would deliberately hurt our friends. We would not tell jokes about the blind to a blind person or to a relative of a blind person.
Selective And DeceptiveI thought your readers would be interested in the following letter that I sent to The New York Times.Ed KochNew York, NYTo...
Loss is a personal and monumental event. It is different for everyone who experiences it.
QUESTION: May leftover meat from the Sabbath during the Nine Days be used during the week so as not to violate "bal tash'chit" - the prohibition against wastefulness?Rabbi Yaakov Spivak, Rosh KollelKollel Ayshel AvrahamMonsey, NY
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