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Essays

The Elderly
What should be a society's measure of a person's value in the work force or community-- physical strength or wisdom?
No Retirement for Me
The Rebbe’s words on retirement
The Rebbe asked about my uncle. I responded by saying that he was well, thank G‑d, and had just retired. The Rebbe shook his head. In Yiddish, he said, “Retired—what does that mean?”
Aging with Grace
Abraham and Sarah entered each day as one would enter his home, entirely and without reserve...
Aging Is for Apes
It turns out you get old when you stop growing up, and you grow up by remaining a child.
What Happened on Your Birthday?
You existed before you were born, and you're not going to be doing anything useful for a while; so what, exactly, are we celebrating?
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