Shabbes is Wednesday

Shabbes is Wednesday

The wilderness can terrify. But it also can inspire. That was where God chose for us to receive Torah, far from the noise and clutter of more civilized places. All the inessential stuff–the names, the appointment calendars, the books with facts and figures–we had left behind in Egypt.

Jewish Spirituality and Dementia?

Jewish Spirituality and Dementia?

Even as dementia brings suffering, it also may come certain surprising blessings. Dementia knocks out one’s inhibitions, including the one that tells us to ignore what we cannot explain rationally. Dementia may allow a person to bypass the mind’s rational “gatekeepers” and experience life with great immediacy.