Jonathan Rosenblum pens his thought on turning 60.
The sixtieth birthday is a big one Jews for it means that one has avoided at least one of the definitions of karet – premature death. And with it one is officially welcomed into the ranks of zikna, old age (Avos 5:25), however unworthy one may feel of admission just yet.
...Above all, I’m grateful that I have no desire at all to go back in time.
...But even the intimations of mortality found in signs of physical decline are not without their benefits. They remind me that projects like finishing Talmud can no longer be put off to the future because the future is not unlimited. Now is the time.
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And musician Sting opines on his turning 60.
"You have to be grateful for whatever situation you find yourself in."