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WORLD-RENOWNED COMEDIAN RITA RUDNER

Heritage Pointe, well-known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services for Seniors, has announced exciting plans for its not-to-be-missed 29th Annual Luncheon and Shopping Boutique. Scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2019, this highly – anticipated event, for both men and women within our community, is being Co-chaired by Heritage Pointe supporters and sisters, Elana ... Read More »

Spectator University

Remember the dentist scene in the movie, “Finding Nemo”? A dentist was performing root canal under the constant gaze and sonorous commentary of a group of birds that apparently perched regularly outside the open window, affording them unrestricted views of the dentist’s work. The birds used what sounded like technical dental procedural jargon when they asked one another about the ... Read More »

Abortion and Judaism

Abortion is a hot topic these days, with some saying it’s a woman’s right to choose, and men should not dictate to women what to do with their bodies. Others argue that life is precious and you can’t kill a child. The issue of abortion has risen to the top of the public agenda. Abortion-rights activists have been warning that ... Read More »

Eat (Together). Pray (Together). Live.

Recently, I read an amazing statistic that validated every decision I’ve ever made: Loneliness is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Even if you’re a regular gym-goer, social isolation puts you at risk of significant health complications and premature death. This means—I’m extrapolating—that it is far healthier to share giant fistfuls of challah and drink copious glasses of ... Read More »

Let’s EAT!

Our sages teach, “In the future a person will give a judgment and accounting of all that he (or she) saw and did not consume” (Jerusalem Talmud, Kiddushin 48:2). We are encouraged to enjoy the vast array of foods. To turn away from a tasty treat is to reject a Divine gift. And yet, Jewish tradition also values self-restraint. G-d ... Read More »

PURIM PARANOIA

Purim is the beloved holiday of all Israel’s (Jewish) children. One of the reasons for this is that the country institutionalizes the holiday’s observance. Two days before Purim (itself a school holiday) Israeli children beginning in pre-K come to school in costume, ranging from one of the characters in the Esther story, to a current cartoon favorite, to such standbys ... Read More »

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