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  • To Plan, or Not to Plan…  by 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 something I don't - or is it merely the season for such advertising?

    The proposals to sell their product all seem to offer valuable...

  • The end of life is different for Holocaust survivors

    August 11, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Jewish hospice chaplains confront the emotional and medical complexities of death and dying every day, but Holocaust survivors present special challenges.

    Rabbi E.B. “Bunny” Freedman, director of the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network, said that chaplains are increasingly...

  • Atheist Chaplains and the Church of Evolution

    By Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

    April 29, 2011 | 10:06 am

    The report in The New York Times that atheists are looking for official recognition as chaplains in the US military in order to cater to the needs of non-believing servicemen is interesting.

    On the one hand, it’s kind of absurd. Atheist chaplains? It’s a contradiction in terms....

  • Jewish, veterans’ groups urge memorial to chaplains

    February 10, 2011 | 10:10 am

    Jewish and veterans’ groups urged the U.S. Congress to pass a resolution that would add the names of Jewish chaplains to an Arlington Cemetery memorial.

    Groups including the Jewish Federations of North America, the Jewish Welfare Board, the Jewish War Veterans and the American...

  • Prisons Pray for Surge in Chaplains

    By Rachel Brand

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Those who might have the greatest need to repent this High Holiday season may not be able to.

    A severe shortage in Jewish chaplains has led to a situation where the spiritual needs of some prisoners in California's state and federal correctional institutions are not being met.