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Making Sense of My Mother’s Death


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/lifecycles/article/making_sense_of_my_mothers_death_20040130

Recently, I was working at my school office planning a day of classes and interviews when I was notified of an incoming call from New York. It was my cousin, Shion, a hospital chaplain and a fine rabbi. "Have you heard the news?" he asked. I thought his voice sounded pensive and without waiting for an answer he went on to say, "There has been a fire, your mother didn't make it and your father is in the hospital."

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