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 »

Upshern

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 »

Aging & Retirement

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 »
Elderly – Back in my day, society accorded honor to the elderly. But it seems that today, with all the 25-year-old billionaires running the show, the elderly have been thrown to the back of the bus. As a Jew and a grandma,… More »
Life on Track – I am turning 40 in a few months and I am terribly frustrated seeing my life go by, without really fulfilling my potential. I cannot imagine being 20 years down the road and these same feelings of emptiness and regret,… More »
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