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A Time to Cast Away Stones

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/kever_avot_5770/article/a_time_to_cast_away_stones_20090909

They come to the cemetery with a pocketful of stones for the gravesite. Once we’ve recited the tradition’s prayers and a few words of memory, they dutifully place the stones on the marker. But I can see in their faces that the stones they carry home are so much bigger than those left behind. Tiny pebbles are left on the grave marker, but boulders sit heavily on the heart: cold stones of bitterness, betrayal and rage.

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