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

Parents Mourning Children in Torah and Tanakh

Mourning children in tanach

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