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Lewis Groner

  • Farewell, my beloved Mom

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    My mother's body laid lifeless in front of me, wrapped thickly in a sheet and resting on a table in plain view. Her head and her feet were nearly indistinguishable.

    I approached the rabbi to perform the traditional keriah, the ritual tearing of a mourner's garment. He cut a small...