What Makes A Meaningful Yom Kippur?

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I’ve been a Jew for a long time (a really long time).    Every year that I can remember, I have been asked what is a meaningful Yom Kippur fast? Even when I was a child, my Rabbi (and next-door neighbor) used to ask me this question, as if I knew the answer.  Years later, I became…

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Solar & Wind Energy Powered Electricity

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Now is perhaps the most exciting time to be alive ever!!!   I am confident that most types of cancer will be eradicated during the lifetimes of my children, communicable diseases (such as COVID-19) will be a thing of the past, and renewable energy will become the norm (thereby reducing the cost of energy and…

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What Is Direct Cremation?

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Direct Cremation Don’t be fooled by cremation service providers making a big deal about the words “direct cremation”. There is essentially no difference between a cremation and a direct cremation. It really upsets me when I see competitors pretending that they are doing something special by providing a direct cremation.   Every cremation is a direct…

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What Is “Cremation Society”?

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What’s The Difference? Maybe there was a time in history when the words “cremation society” had a special meaning, but that time has long since gone away.   There no difference between cremation societies and other providers of cremation services.   Cremation society is a marketing term mostly meant to mislead consumers.   The term cremation society is…

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Don’t Make This Common Mistake and Risk Future Coverage

Medicare is one of the most important government benefits for seniors.   But the Medicare program is complicated, and there are important decisions that every Baby Boomer needs to make.  And, the wrong decision may create irreversible harm later in life.   The reason seniors need to make decisions is that Medicare does not pay all medical expenses.  Without supplemental…

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Why Do Jews Put Stones On Graves?

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Walking through a traditional Jewish cemetery reveals scores of stones that have been placed upon the headstones and graves of the deceased. But why are these stones on Jewish graves and who put them there? The stones found on Jewish grave markers signify that someone came to visit the grave and is intended as a…

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Read The Fine Print Before Purchasing Medical Travel Insurance

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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…

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Keys to a successful water scatter.

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Keys to a successful water scatter. Almost every day we are asked about water scattering of ashes.   We know that water scattering can be a meaningful and impactful way to say goodbye to your loved one.  But, we also know that water scattering can be a disaster.   Wind, current, and waves often do not cooperate,…

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