The Parental Grief blog offers comfort to those mourning the death of an adult child from the perspective of Jewish religious belief. Concepts such as the definition of the soul, the soul’s journey through life, what happens to the soul after death, and life in the spiritual world are elucidated from the insights of Rabbis and Torah sages. It is my hope that the knowledge and eventual internalization of these concepts will lessen the feelings of despair, anger, and guilt which we may feel after the passing of a child.
This blog is in loving memory of Jacob Roth (Yaakov Ephraim ben Tuvia Henoch)
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Does G-d Create Good and Bad? An Intriguing Verse From the Torah Seems to Say Yes Death. It’s a word not easily defined. It’s something no one wants to discuss. However, when we do think about death we view it as something negative or even evil, especially when it happens to someone we love. But … Continue reading Blessings, Curses, and Colored Glass Bottles
Shabbat With My Son A Pleasant and Happy Family Table The Friday night Shabbat meal was always a special time for our family. When the kids were small, we looked forward to discussing the Torah portion of the week, and of course looked forward to the yummy food, especially the dessert. Then the kids grew … Continue reading Running Away From Grief
During the week of shiva for my son Jacob, people were coming to our home saying ‘May G-d comfort you among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem’. These are the traditional words of consolation said to Jewish mourners. But I would think ‘Thank G-d they never lost a child. They can only imagine what it … Continue reading I Felt I Was Mourning Alone
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