Making Sense of Loss

Part 2: Reflections Jews don’t ritually mourn a miscarriage, a stillbirth or even an infant who dies in the first thirty days of life.  I recall my high school Jewish studies teacher offering the following explanation: “It happens so often, we’d be mourning all the time!”  At that moment, she introduced a room of hormonal […]

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Girlfriends matter

When I was a little girl, I loved my best friend.  Fiercely. We were inseparable.  We spent whole days at school together, and then spent afternoons together at one of our houses.  We designed elaborate fantasy worlds, dressed up in all manner of costumes and choreographed intricate dance routines to our favourite 80’s hits.  We […]

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