Category Archives: Life cycle

Aging for the Ages

This essay by Rabbi Steve Sager was written in 2019 as he began a multi-year fascination with this midrash from Genesis Rabbah. He taught it on several occasions as part of a trilogy of the patriarchs. He was able to … Continue reading

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Now is the Time

(A conversation submitted by Sabina W. Sager) A man doesn’t have time in his lifeto have time for everything.He doesn’t have seasons enough to havea season for every purpose. Ecclesiastesas wrong about that. A man needs to love and to … Continue reading

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Never Too Early, Never Too Late

On the 9th anniversary of my father’s death— It seemed to some ancient sages that the Book of Ezekiel opens years after the start of the prophet’s career. Instead of beginning in the fifth year of the exile of King … Continue reading

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