Yom Kippur 5778 – Yizkor Rabbi Earl Grollman wrote:
Give voice to the anguish
In your heart.
You grieve deeply because you loved deeply.
Grief is love not wanting to let go. Loss is hard. Earlier this week, when looking at the list of names included in the Book of Remembrance, especially those who have died since Yom Kippur last year, I was transported back to moments of grief that we have shared. I was back with each of you, in my study, in the li
Delivered on Yom Kippur, Yizkor, 5777; October 12, 2016 Walt Whitman once wrote, “They are alive and well somewhere, / The smallest sprout shows there is really no death, / And if there ever was, it led forward life, / and does not wait at the end to arrest it, / And ceased the moment life appear’d.” Yes, “The smallest sprout shows there is really no death.” We are a part of a cycle, a turning. Even when we cease to be but a memory, our energy generates new life in the smalle