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Becoming a Widow at 34

Becoming a Widow at 34

Everybody has a story and I’m hoping mine might give some strength and comfort. There isn’t an ‘end’ to grief because it is a continuous journey but one where with time you can also find the strength to move forward, making decisions while keeping your loved one’s...

Born of Grief

Born of Grief

It wasn’t so long ago that Baruch Cohen and his family, content New York transplants to Los Angeles, were living a life of innocence. Baruch ran a successful high-powered litigation law practice and the four Cohen children attended the local yeshivos and Bais Yaakov....

Ambiguous Loss

Ambiguous Loss

There are many types of grief and many things to grieve over. But only some of these are acknowledged through traditional formalities, such as a levayah, shivah, and shloshim for the death of a loved one. A widow or widower is recognized as someone who has suffered a...

Flame of Resilience

Flame of Resilience

This remarkable journey called life is made up of peaks and valleys, triumphs and disappointments. King David writes in Psalm 92, “It is good to thank Hashem...; to relate your kindness in the morning and your faith in the nights”. There are times when we enjoy the...

Good Grief

Good Grief

JUDAISM IS ABOUT FAITH, HOPE, AND OPTIMISM. While we hold onto our confi dence in the future redemption of our people and the world, we are also constantly mindful of our losses. We are a displaced and dislo-cated people. We hold on white-knuckled to our own homeland,...