Parents are burying their children in Uvalde, Texas. Although I have also lost a child, I can’t even imagine what I could say to parents who’ve lost a child through violence. There are just no words. Judaism teaches that everything has a reason. G-d orchestrates everything that occurs, even to the smallest detail like the … Continue reading Uvalde, Texas – Another Tragedy of Large Scale Child Loss
In March of 2020, my dear son Jacob unexpectedly passed away at age 24. I carry the grief of his passing constantly. I have the additional anguish of being unable, or not having the opportunity, to talk about my feelings of grief to others. Talking about one’s feelings to others can be emotionally, and even … Continue reading Who Can I Talk To About Child Loss?
Do Unanswered Prayers End Up in G-d's Trash Can? I thought that if I nagged enough, I would get what I want. In fact, nagging the Almighty is even echoed in our prayer book: "Hope in G‑d, be strong and let your heart be valiant, and hope in G‑d.” (Siddur Tehillat Hashem, p.78) This passage … Continue reading Where Did All My Prayers Go?