The Rebbe Speaks to Grieving Parents About Child Loss

Candle mourning a child

Many parents visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) for advice and comfort after losing their child. The Rebbe would respond with patience and empathy, giving words of consolation and encouragement. Here are some of the Rebbe’s insights on the terrible tragedy of child loss. (What follows are not actual quotes, but merely … Continue reading The Rebbe Speaks to Grieving Parents About Child Loss

The Disconnect Between My Head and My Heart

Disconnect between head and heart

Why Can't I Emotionally Cope With the Loss of My Son? My intellectual brain and my emotional heart are worlds apart. Understanding something and emotionally internalizing it are two separate realms that, in me, are totally disconnected from one another.  Intellectually I know that my dear son, Jacob, is living a life in the spiritual … Continue reading The Disconnect Between My Head and My Heart