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Confronting End of Life Issues

There is a new series of blogposts at the Huffington Post Religion page about issues in end of life care written by Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs. The first post is a general outline regarding facing the notion of our mortality. Her first post...

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The price of not talking about death

The most common myth about dying is that if we don’t talk about it, it won’t happen to us. We are all aware that everyone dies. Nobody is immune from life. As such, while we should not spend every waking moment waiting for death to arrive, we...

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Jewish Views of the Afterlife (video)

Jewish colleagues joined together to develop a clearer understanding of how and when to talk about services of a hospice for those in the end stages of life.Through a variety of experts in this field, they learned about Jewish Hospice services...

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Grief from a Mussar Perspective

In the March e-letter from the Mussar Institute, Alan Morinis writes about grief and despair. I want to share some of his thoughts (Mussar Institute – Through a Mussar Lens). As much as we may be tempted to do so, we’re not supposed to seek...

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Angels: The Hospice Volunteer

The following was written by a Stein Hospice Volunteer. It has been gently edited for brevity — When I tell people that I volunteer for Stein Hospice, I get a sense that they are complimenting me with their eyes. They comment on how “nice...

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Docs encouraged to talk frankly

Patients don’t want to hear that they’re dying and doctors don’t want to tell them. But new guidance for the nation’s cancer specialists says they should be upfront and do it far sooner. The American Society of Clinical Oncology says too often...

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Jewish Afterlife Talk in East Brunswick

Please join us for a discussion: The Jewish Afterlife Most of us prefer not to contemplate our own mortality. We do, however, like to laugh about it, listen to music about it and watch movies that do it for us. There is no issue that stirs up as...

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