Many of us identify strongly with our work, making retirement a major life passage. We are not sure who we will be without our work to define us. We wonder how our time will pass when it follows a different rhythm. When we connect the transition to retirement with enduring Jewish themes and symbols, we find grounding for this new stage of life.
Ritual helps us pay attention. From the joy of a recovery to the grief of a funeral, ritual helps us inhabit the breadth of human experience.
Is a ritual for saying goodbye to a sacred text appropriate for saying goodbye to people?
When you have the potential for endless leisure, how do you create a satisfying balance of work and leisure?