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 love, befriending every person;
who continually seeks knowledge and wisdom,
making mitzvot and the lifting up of others and the community
the centerpiece of his days;
whose soul brightens the world and
who breathes his last breath in peace —
knowing he left the best of who he was
inside all whom he touched.
Poem by Rabbi Judy Schindler. Image adapted from image by Cross-Keys Media.