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A Life Well Lived

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Religious Myths Busted – The Jewish View Of Organ Donation

By Mark Sunshine | May 29, 2020

Is Organ Donation A Violation Of Jewish Law I can’t tell you how many times observant Jews have told me that it is a violation of Jewish law to donate organs.  But, as it turns out, this “prohibition” on Jewish organ donation is false and should be ignored.  Jewish law and tradition state that life…

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Read The Fine Print Before Purchasing Medical Travel Insurance

By Mark Sunshine | May 22, 2020

It May Not Cover Pandemics Talk about fine print surprising and hurting consumers…if you read the fine print on most medical travel insurance policies you will discover that they exclude coverage for pandemics, including COVID-19.   This means, even if you purchase medical travel insurance that is intended to cover medical expenses while traveling, you aren’t…

Mourner's Kaddish

A Simple Guide To The Timeline of Jewish Mourning

By Mark Sunshine | May 8, 2020

Jewish Timeline for Mourning Judaism provides a very defined and easy-to-understand timeline for mourning the loss of a loved one. However, many Jews, even those who are observant, do not know the timeline and are often confused by the ritual.   This article is intended to provide a simple guide for families of every denomination to…

Open Torah

The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life

By Mark Sunshine | May 1, 2020

The Sages Say PrePlan Your Funeral For A Long Life Plan Now For Your Funeral During the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, many people are having a hard time planning for their funerals.  The topic of death is something we are all dealing with on a day-to-day basis and in many ways, the issue raises…

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7 Tips To Help Prevent Deadly Drug Interactions

By Mark Sunshine | April 20, 2020

COVID-19 Has Changed Everything COVID-19 has changed the way we shop, and that includes how prescription drugs are purchased.  Many of us are purchasing drugs through the internet and having them delivered to our homes. While convenient, online pharmacies present new risks.  The problem created by online pharmacies is the loss of the last line…

Grief Counseling and the Enduring Burden of Loss

By Mark Sunshine | November 4, 2019

Suffering Loss I have suffered the loss of close family members, and, while I have gotten used to the passing of my loved ones, I have never gotten over it. Some days, it seems to me that the funerals of my parents, Aunts and Uncles, Nephew, and close friends were just yesterday, and I am…

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My Experience As A Jewish Hunter

By Mark Sunshine | June 18, 2019

This article was originally published in the Florida Jewish Journal, May 20th, 2019. I Am Now A Hunter Last week I bought an arsenal of guns, and I am now a hunter. I have three long barrel single action pump stock weapons and in just one week I have six confirmed kills and love the…

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Why Does a Synagogue President Become the Easter Bunny?

By Mark Sunshine | April 19, 2019

This article was originally published in the Florida Jewish Journal, in April 2019. You can read the full article here. President of Beth El I am Jewish and the president of Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, and for the last few years I have celebrated Easter. That’s right, I go to an Easter dinner…

Chanukah Reconsidered

Chanukah Reconsidered

By Mark Sunshine | December 7, 2018

Chanukah Every year we celebrate Chanukah without a lot of consideration for its larger message. Chanukah’s a fun holiday; but is there more to Chanukah than the relative fluff of giving gifts, playing with the dreidel, and eating latkes? As it turns out, Chanukah speaks to our modern-day American Jewish experience. Chanukah is all about…

Mourner's Kaddish

The Mourner’s Kaddish Is For The Living

By Mark Sunshine | June 25, 2018

Mourner’s Kaddish: Central to Jewish Prayer The Mourner’s Kaddish is the most recognized and central prayer of the Jewish mourning ritual, even though it does not, even once, mention death. Starting with the prayer’s first verse, the Mourner’s Kaddish is a reaffirmation of faith, and life, and a prayer for peace. Instead of lamenting the…

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