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The Benefits of Choral Singing

Group Of Senior Women Singing In Choir Together

DID YOU KNOW that singing is indisputably good for us? As a matter of fact, there are those who say that singing, particularly choral singing, may be the new exercise. Have you ever considered singing with a choir? “Choral singing calms the heart and boosts endorphin levels. It improves lung function. It increases pain thresholds and reduces the need for ... Read More »

Graceful Aging

ON HIGH HOLIDAYS we traditionally chant: “Al tasheicheni l’et ziknah”- “Do not cast me into old age” (Psalm 71:9). My dear teacher, Rabbi Abraham Twerski was healthy until he was 85. He is now over 87 and struggling with pain and physical limitations. He explained that the line of liturgy means, “O G-d, do not bring my decline suddenly. Let ... Read More »

Forever Young Assisted Living

I HAVE REACHED a point in my life as an immigrant where if I want to see my parents, I need to go to them. Due to health issues, my parents, may they live and be well, are not flying to Israel any time in the foreseeable future. My parents live at Gurwin Jewish Assisted Living in Commack, Long Island. ... Read More »

Gettin’ Messy- Dance in the rain, jump in a puddle

One of my favorite things to do as a kid was to jump into puddles. Now I know that we live in Southern California and it hardly ever rains, but humor me and come along for a wet and messy journey through the rain. Imagine for a moment that it’s pouring outside, the grass is soaked (I’m dreaming, but that’s ... Read More »

Coming Down the Mountain

It comes to reaching the top of Masada, the ancient remains of King Herod’s fortress built in 30 BC on a plateau overlooking the Dead Sea, you are either among the “trammers” or the ‘“climbers.” The trammers pay to take the enjoyable cable-car. It’s a 2:23 minute relaxing ride up. The climbers are the ones who take the Snake Path ... Read More »

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