Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly, Too

Living Jewishly Means Dying Jewishly, Too
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Dr. Michael Slater

Emergency Medicine Physician | Sinai Health System

What does it mean to die Jewishly? While modern society pushes us away from confronting death as an integral part of life, Dr. Michael Slater argues that Jewish tradition encourages us to adopt ways of dealing ... See more

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What does God Judge | Expired and Inspired

In the Yom Kippur liturgy, many of us recite a familiar phrase - 'on Rosh Hashanah it is written and on Yom Kippur it is sealed' - but how many of us believe the literal meaning? So much seems random and unknowable that we really have no idea whether anything we do or say can affect our future.

Hunger Mountain - VCFA Journal of the Arts

Jewish "holy society" for the preparation of the dead for burial 1. I want to write about my mother's life as if she is alive again, as if she never died. But I have not seen her in over twenty years.

Dr. Michael  Slater, 

Emergency Medicine Physician | Sinai Health System

Michael Slater M.D. is President of the Board of Kavod v'Nichum (Honor and Comfort,, a non-profit educational and advocacy organization on end of life issues. He is a founding member of the Progressive Chevra Kadisha in the Chicago Area. He and his family have been active members of non-denominational, peer-led chavurot over the last 30 years. As an emergency medicine physician, he practices at Mt. Sinai and Holy Cross Hospitals/Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is on the clinical faculty at Rosalind Franklin University/Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago.