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Waiting 75 Years for Liberation from Auschwitz

I was honored to be a part of the ritual in our hevra kadisha, the village burial circle, to prepare my neighbor, Suzy, a survivor of Auschwitz, for her burial, on the very day that Auschwitz was liberated. Then I … Continue reading

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Tool For Tuesday: Today is a Gift. That’s Why It’s Called the Present.

Colette said, “What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” I’m going to do a tahara — a burial ritual — at the cemetery in our village in a few hours. Whenever I get a … Continue reading

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Author Michelle Brafman: On Her First Novel, Washing the Dead, and the Tahara Ritual

I’m delighted to welcome Michelle Brafman, who’s just published her first novel, Washing the Dead (Prospect Park Books). Talk about serendipity. I am not the only one writing about a hevra kadisha (a burial circle) right now. In Washing the … Continue reading

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