Bearing Fruit Even In Old Age

Headshot of Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
5759
by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson
posted on January 27, 1962
Most of our lives are darkened by the shadow of aging.  We mock the old, laughing at their physical condition, joking about being in wheel chairs, in old age homes, in hospital beds.  We associate the old with the incompetent, with a state of permanent boredom and irrelevance.  By bleaching our hair, lifting our faces, breasts and calves, sucking off our fat, and dressing in the gaudiest apparel possible, we hope to "stay young" forever. Read more...