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  • Coping with loss in the age of the internet

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    September 10, 2013 | 4:47 pm

    When my mother, Shulamit E. Kustanowitz, died in May 2011, the in-person Jewish community provided all the basics — post-shivah meals, abundant hugs and three places to say Kaddish: Temple Beth Am for daily minyan, Friday nights at IKAR and Shabbat mornings at B’nai David-Judea....

  • Power of Yizkor

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    September 3, 2013 | 12:40 pm

    I suppose that Kol Nidrei is still the best-attended service of the Jewish calendar, but surely the memorial service known as Yizkor is a close second. After all, Yizkor — which means “May God remember…” — is the moment when we are invited to recall in solemn prayer the loved ones...

  • A Memorial Prayer for Yom Kippur

    September 19, 2012 | 2:23 pm

    I haven’t forgotten you, even though it’s been some time now since I’ve seen your face, touched your hand, heard your voice. You are with me all the time.

    I used to think you left me. I know better now. You come to me. Sometimes in fleeting moments I feel your presence close by....

  • The Meaning of Memory: A Yizkor Reflection

    September 19, 2012 | 1:57 pm

    I grew up in a home filled with food and love and laughter and music and Yiddishkayt and stories. I was the youngest of four kids and we were part of a tribe in Boro Park, Brooklyn, with my uncle Nat’s family living on the floor above us, my uncle Ruby’s family living next door to...

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  • For My Grandfather

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    October 21, 2011 | 11:26 am

    I’ve been debating whether or not to post this, but since I don’t feel quite right posting about my usual quasi-snarky dating observations just yet, by default it’s going up.  I spoke at my Grandfather’s funeral on Wednesday and below is what is I said.


    Whenever I would see...

  • Student group attacks leftists in revised Yizkor

    April 19, 2010 | 11:15 am

    An Israeli student group distributed a Yizkor memorial prayer with an additional passage that attacks leftists and conscientious objectors.

    Im Tirtzu, a right-wing grass-roots group that calls itself the “Second Zionist Revolution,” distributed 15,000 pamphlets in Israeli synagogues...

  • Selma’s Sermon

    By David Suissa

    September 13, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    This is a big time of the year for sermons. Last year at this time, I wrote a column called "Words of Awe," comparing the different styles of Orthodox, Conservative and Reform sermons. I even previewed some of the sermons we could expect to hear here in the hood -- and I...
  • Turn Memory Into Blessing

    By Rabbi Anne Brener

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Holidays bring up feelings and memories about people who have died. They also offer opportunities to address unresolved issues. The four Yizkor services and the themes of their days correspond to different tasks of mourning.

    Yizkor provides temporal focal points where the new people...

  • Your Basic High Holiday FAQ

    September 15, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    Every year they roll around, and every year you're not quite sure what to do. Go ahead, ask us. After years of answering readers' questions, we've compiled the most frequently asked ones below:

    Why do synagogues charge for High Holiday tickets?

    Hate to say it, but this is the most...

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