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Monday, March 26, 2007

To Those Who've Lost A Parent at A Young Age

A poignant letter from Rabbi Yakov Horowitz.

[Note: Rabbi Horowitz lost his own father before his fourth birthday. Rabbi Horowitz's father, Reb Shloime Halevi Horowitz, z'l, my uncle by marriage, was a man about whom my parents spoke with love and reverence. They had never met a man like him before or since.]



  • At 7:38 PM, Blogger RaggedyMom said…

    Thanks for posting this - can you fix the link though - I'd love for my husband - who lost his own father at age 6 - to read this.

  • At 9:13 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    That's strange. I will try to fix the link.

  • At 9:20 PM, Blogger MoChassid said…

    The link is fixed

  • At 4:35 AM, Blogger mother in israel said…

    Great article. He doesn't address the issue of mothers without mothers, who often find the birth of the first child quite traumatic, even if the grandmother died when the new mother was an adult. In Israel several very popular support groups have sprung up.


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