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Grief

After the tragic collapse in Surfside, Florida of the Champlain Towers South condominium building, the community’s strong Orthodox Jewish contingent has been working nonstop to maintain traditional Jewish burial customs for the many Jewish victims. From through the period between death and burial known as aninut, the tahara, the ritual […]
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Am Yisroel Chai. These are the infamous words uttered by my heroic uncle, Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, rabbi of Chabad at Poway in San Diego, California. With his bleeding hands, he screamed these words to his community. With his incredible courage, he shouted out loud that we, the Jewish people, will […]
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12 hours after Reva Judas’s first son was born he passed away. She experienced 6 miscarriages after that. Ellen Krischer gave birth to a stillborn at 37 weeks. For both of them, their agony was compounded by the taboo nature of their losses. While both, thank God, have children (and Reva […]
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In Venice, Caring For The Dead, And Affirming Life You can’t help but love and admire Aldo Izzo’s dedication to burying the dead in Venice, after seeing the exhibition of Hadassa Goldvicht’s new work, “I Am Yours And My Dreams Are Yours/The House of Life” at Meislin Projects. The New […]
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