Birthdays

Seventieth Birthday, Significance of 70 - I am about to celebrate my 70th birthday God willing. Does Jewish law prescribe any practices or customs for such an event? More »
The Significance of Birthdays in Judaism - In my social circle, everyone makes a really big deal about birthdays. I’ve got a birthday coming up and I was wondering: Is there any Jewish source that gives insight into the significance of birthdays? More »
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3-year-old Haircut - I send my 2-year-old daughter to day care at the local JCC. One of the boys there has never had a haircut. I am very curious about this, but I don’t have the nerve to ask the boy’s mother. I… More »
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Aging & Retirement

Seventieth Birthday, Significance of 70 - I am about to celebrate my 70th birthday God willing. Does Jewish law prescribe any practices or customs for such an event? More »
Risky Surgery - My uncle, who is 72, was in excellent health until recently diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. The doctors feel that with his condition, he only has 6-9 months to live. There is, however, an experimental surgery which could… More »
Aging and Youth - I've seen and heard lots of talk recently about attempts of the increasingly aging population to "stay young." To me, as a baby boomer, some of it seems enticing but some of it feels inappropriate. Does Judaism have anything to… More »
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