Category Archives: Mrs. Miriam Liebermann

The Power of Life

THE POWER OF LIFE         by: Rabbi David Begoun It’s not morbid. Nothing connects me to the power of life more than a funeral. Last night I went to a stunning wedding and witnessed a young couple embark on a life together built upon Jewish values and tradition. I was moved and it […]

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A letter from Miriam Liebermann

Dear Friends, The summer is almost upon us. For many of us, summer represents sunshine and perhaps a brief respite from our regular routine. For all of us, the summer signifies the advent of the Three Weeks, beginning with the 17th of Tamuz, culminating with the  9th of Av. This is a most serious time […]

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A letter from Miriam Liebermann

Dearest Friends, Spring has finally arrived. The world has come back to life after a long winter and I for one am delighted to greet the blossoming trees and gorgeous flowers that are popping out in the park across the street from my home. The spring has always been a season of rebirth, restoration, rejuvenation. […]

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A letter from Miriam Liebermann

Hello my dear Friends, The Pesach season is upon us. The count down has begun. Life will only get busier now and I probably won’t be on this blog again till after Pesach. That’s a long stretch.. So much happening. BH, simchas, and nebach,  terribly sad occasions too. Life is a whirlwind of ups and […]

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“Unfinished Symphony” by Rabbi Paysach J. Krohn

When the Belzer Rebbe, Rabbi Aaron Rokeach came from Europe to Haifa, Israel, in 1944, he gathered a cluster of chassidim Friday night, to celebrate his first Shabbos in Israel. The Torah reading that Shabbos was Parashas Beshalach, known as Shabbos Shirah (the Shabbos of Song) because the Shirah that Moshe Rabbeinu composed is read […]

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“Kaddish” by Rabbi Yitschak Frankfurter

Approximately three weeks ago, on the day that marked 11 months since my father’s passing, I stopped saying the mourner’s Kaddish. I am at present a mourner without the consolation of this most magnificent and mysterious prayer. The unparalleled Aramaic words of the Kaddish prayer, “Yisgadal v’yiskadash Shmei rabba (may His great Name be magnified […]

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A Letter from Miriam Liebermann

Dear Friends, We’re in the middle of a very busy season. The weeks before Pesach tend to be particularly hectic and often quite stressful for many. Between our household preparations, kitchen duties, shopping for new Pesach wardrobes for ourselves and family members, and preparing to either host or interact with extended family members, we may […]

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“Good Mourning” by Dr Miriam Adahan, part II

PART II Do not be afraid of normal manifestations of grief. Grief is like an ocean. Sometimes there is only a ripple of pain. Other times, waves of sorrow come crashing, crushing down. Don’t fight. Surrender. Allow the pain to rise, peak, and fade in its own natural rhythm. Then do something positive with your […]

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“Good Mourning” by Dr. Miriam Adahan

PART I Having lost a much wanted baby at a fairly advanced stage of pregnancy several years ago, I was reminded of a statement of Rav Eliyahu Lopian, zt”l who said, “Man’s head and heart are like two different persons. The head knows and understands everything; nevertheless, the heart does what it feels and wants […]

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Introducing…

Dearest Friends, It is a privilege for me to join the Chevrah Lomdei Mishnah and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to share with you. This may be a privilege, but in all honesty, it’s not a pleasure. Dwelling on this topic, discussing death and the accompanying grief and pain, is never a pleasurable experience. […]

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