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The Zen of a Chaplain’s Sacrilegious Remarks

Rabbi Karen B. Kaplan

2 days ago


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Being a chaplain is a great career for people who like to skip the small talk and get straight to what is on a person’s mind. I was meeting Kenneth for the... More.

  • Everybody deserves a death ritual

    Zoe A. Van Raan

    1 week ago

    Everybody deserves a death ritual, especially given the negativity placed upon death in the Western world. Memorial services and, for the most part,... More.

  • Unveiling a Monument, Building a Memory

    Rabbi Me’irah Illinsky

    2 weeks ago

    Although I am a rabbi now, I did not grow up in a family that practiced. My first experiences with unveilings were ones I did myself, following what I... More.

  • To Plan, or Not to Plan…  by Rabbi Laurie Dinerstein-Kurs

    Rabbi Laurie Dinerstein-Kurs

    3 weeks ago

    I have no idea if my e-mail box being inundated with various and sundry Insurance companies trying to sell burial insurance to me means they know... More.

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  • How’re We Doing?

    By Rabbi Joe Blair

    January 13, 2016 | 7:58 am

    Expired and Inspired debuted on June 9th 2014. There have been 88 posts in the thirty months since then up to this one. Almost every posting has been a... More.

  • His Face

    Rick Light

    January 6, 2016 | 3:12 am

    [Editor’s Note: 18 students of the Gamliel Institute, the leadership training arm of Kavod v’Nichum, having successfully completed all courses and... More.

  • Death Cafés & Freedom – Your Beliefs, My Rights

    Laurie Dinerstein-Kurs

    December 30, 2015 | 3:53 am

    [Editor’s Note: This is the next blog entry that looks at topics in the realms of ‘Planned Dying’, Suicide, ‘Assisted Suicide’, Euthanasia, a ‘right to... More.

  • Chevrah Kadisha: A Thankless Task?

    Susan Esther Barnes

    December 23, 2015 | 3:21 am

    Those of us who volunteer in a chevrah kadisha, a group which, among other things, both ritually and physically prepares dead people for burial, are... More.

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