death and mourning Archives - David Werdiger

Series on Jewish Mourning

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Since the passing of his father in December 2017, David has written several articles on the theme of Jewish mourning as he embarked on that journey. This post will be updated as new articles are added. Latest update: Aug 2018. Reading guide: these articles are best read in order, particularly if you are in mourning. They are best understood when read at the corresponding time in your own mourning period. Date Theme/Topic Link Jan 2016…

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Celebrating Liberation without the one Liberated?

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On the 11th of April, our family has for many years celebrating my father’s liberation from Buchenwald, in 1945. My mother would prepare a lavish banquet for the whole family. The menu was hearty, rather than fancy – in direct contrast to the hunger my father experienced during the war and his time in various concentration camps. My father would speak, and tell us stories of the past: of experiences that defy description, of relatives we never met, and of pre-war…

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