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A Shabbat for end-of-life conversation

Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 10:00 am

Talking about death makes some people uncomfortable. Of course, we think we should talk about it. Ninety percent of Americans surveyed said it’s really important that we talk with our loved ones about our wishes for the kind of care we would like at end of life. Yet fewer than 30 percent of us have actually had these conversations.

There remains a yawning gap at the end of life between what we hope for ourselves and our loved ones, and the reality of what is happening.

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