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You Are Your Parents’ Keeper

By Reuven G. Becker

This indispensable guide relating to elder care and Kibbud Av V’eim is pertinent to those whose parents are still living, as well as to those whose parents have passed on.

Among the topics addressed: Caring for a frail and sick parent, end of life issues, aveilus, honoring parents after their petirah, confronting the challenges of life, death, and illness, preparing a last will and testament accord-
ing to halachic guidelines.

The sefer is filled with halachic and hashkafic material, essential Responsa from Sages past and present, along with important messages from Rabbi Moshe Sternbuch, Rabbi Shlomo Brevda, and Rabbi Yisroel Reisman.

With extensive references and footnotes, this authoritative text is an essential learning, resource, and reference work for Jewish households, counselors, Rabbis, educators, physicians, and related health care professionals.

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Mitzvas Kibud Av V’aim: A Compendium

Compiled by Reuven G. Becker
Halachic Content Reviewed By: Rabbi Noach Isaac Oelbaum & Rabbi Peretz Steinberg
A Project of L’ORECH YOMIM / Center for Healthy Living, Inc.
Feldheim Publishers
$18 (Proceeds from the sale of this book help support L’Orech Yomim projects.)

EXCERPT: “Knowledge is acquired through independent self-study, life experience and consultation with expertise, e.g., Rabbonim, Poskim. While Kibud Av V’Aim is a basic tenet of Yahadus, serving as a building block for family relations, many are unaware of the scope of the dictum. The Commandment has been deemed as among the most difficult to fulfill; for good cause. Our deep-rooted commitment and desire to do “what is right” can become frustrated by the challenges of parental demands and expectations, especially if they are frail and elderly, and compete with other family obligations. At the same time, we may be placing undue pressure on ourselves, imposing feelings of guilt, anguish and the need for Teshuvah, by making unfounded assumptions regarding the Halachah.”

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Study Findings: First National Survey of Orthodox Jewish Caregivers

A team of researchers, themselves traditional shomrei Torah U’Mitzvos, conducted a survey of the challenges and demands of caregivers for parents/grandparents/in-laws in the Orthodox Jewish community:

Rabbi Reuven G. Becker MBA MS
L’Orech Yomim/Center for Healthy Living, Inc., Flushing, NY

Lee Caplan PhD
Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA

Ephraim Shapiro, MBA, MPA, M Phil
Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY

Mendel E. Singer, Ph.D.
Jewish Community Health Initiative and Division of Public Health
Case School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH

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Kol Hakavod News

Kol HaKavod News is an outreach in a new direction in Jewish periodicals taking into account the changing demographics of the society at large and the particular needs of our community. Today’s 50+ adult population faces opportunities and challenges that in some ways are very different from those of their parents. Statistics show that they tend to be more active and healthier, to have more discretionary income, to work longer, and to be more aware of and engaged in a wider world. They also have higher levels of stress and, more than ever, tend to be part of the “sandwich generation,” balancing the needs of their children, their parents – and themselves.
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