"Teach Us to Count Our Days, That We May Attain a Heart of Wisdom." (Psalm 90)

By Dayle A. Friedman, Rachel Brodie, Shira Shazeer

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, October 2010

Three authors respond to the verse from Psalm 90, "L'mnot yameinu, ken hoda; v'navee levav chochma." ("Teach us to count our days, that we may attain a heart of wisdom.") Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman suggests making every day count. Rachel Brodie advises the reader to beware the trap of numbers. Shira Shazeer notes that counting young children's' ages can help parents to treasure each moment of their child's life.

Topic: Theology, Children, Jewish Text, Meaning, Family, Aging, Elderly, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.41/no.673

Page Number(s): 11-13

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Genre: Article

Coverage: World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Dayle A. Brodie, Rachel. Shazeer, Shira. "Teach Us to Count Our Days, That We May Attain a Heart of Wisdom." (Psalm 90). Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. October 2010: 11-13. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7255


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