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
The Problem Of Trying To Parent My Child Beyond Childhood In my post Dealing with Guilt and Hashgacha Pratit, I discussed how G-d has a plan for me and orchestrates my every life event. I do what I can do within human limitations, but beyond that, it's up to Him. Grief over the death of … Continue reading Grief and the Parental Guilt Trip
Our Sages say when misfortune befalls, one should look at ones deeds. I sometimes ask myself ‘What did I do wrong that my son should pass away? What did he do wrong to cause an early death?’ However, I should be asking a different and much more insightful question. But more on that later. Various … Continue reading Can Children Die For The Sins Of Their Parents?
When my adult son died suddenly, everything seemed upside down. I was confused, agitated, unable to focus on anything for more than five minutes. The world seemed as if it was running backwards. Children are supposed to bury their parents, not the other way around. Intellectually, I knew that I was not the first person … Continue reading Parents Mourning Children in Torah and Tanakh