National Institute for Jewish Hospice

http://nijh.org Established in 1985 NIJH was established in 1985 to help alleviate suffering in serious and terminal illness. Its 52,000 members are comprised of business and professional leaders, and a consortium of endowing foundations. NIJH serves as a resource and educational center for hospices, hospitals, family service, medical organizations and all health-care agencies, educating them to the issues and challenges...
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Judaism & Hospice

Judaism, Hospice and Palliative Care: Questions and Answers. What you need to know about Jewish approaches to end-of-life care. This post is part of a series sponsored by and developed in partnership with MJHS Health System and UJA-Federation of New York to raise awareness and facilitate conversations about end of life care in a Jewish context. Full Article Here
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Hope Is Greater Than Love

Hope is a greater human need than even love Original article available here: https://www.yediot.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5456186,00.html “תקווה היא צורך אנושי גדול יותר אפילו מאהבה” לקראת פסח 1972 אמא של בן קורן קראה לו, לאחיו ולאחותו לחדר השינה שלה ובישרה להם: “אבא לא יהיה איתנו בליל הסדר. הוא מאושפז בבית חולים במצב לא טוב”. כמה שעות לאחר מכן הגיעו כולם לבית החולים “סלואן...
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Hospice Chaplain Reflects On Life, Death And The ‘Strength Of The Human Soul with Terry Gross

As a hospice chaplain, it’s Kerry Egan’s job to help dying people accept their own mortality. Sometimes that means sitting with them as they express their regrets and fears. Other times, she listens as they recount their life stories and reflect on the experiences that brought them joy. “There’s no time to preach or teach,” Egan tells Fresh Air‘s Terry...
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