September 1, 2014

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Losing one’s mate in marriage to death

Warning: this rabbi is not for persons under fifty years of age!

When a couple marry in their early twenties, the thought that one day, when they are old, that one of the two will become ill and pass on before the other seldom enters their minds. We blithely assume we will age together and ride off into the sunset, holding hands. Unfortunately, it seldom works like this!