At the Cemetery: Stones & Tears

As Jews, we carry not flowers, but stones to the cemetery. Flowers are beautiful but death is not — so we bring stones so as to be realists, so as not to gloss over the harshness and pain. Our hearts are still torn – even as the years and decades may dull the searing sting. Each stone holds stories… of a parent’s or grandparents’ love for their child or grandchild,…

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That man is a mensch…

That man is a mensch, who lives each day to its fullest; who loves deeply and gives generously, earning the admiration of all; who fills the world with laughter and…