Grief hits us again.
My nephew Dan was a gentle, creative and caring man who died suddenly Monday, a victim of bipolar disorder.
I have no words for this. I am grateful that, after it looked like I would not be able to travel back east for his funeral, circumstances now make that possible.
Dan is the middle son of my sister Susan and her husband Marc. In honor of their Jewish faith, in memory of my beloved nephew, in shared sorrow with his parents and his brothers, I link to this prayer in that tradition, written by a college friend of mine.
It is called "For the Bereaved."
Last night, Dan's father told me: "Cherish your sons."
And so I say that to whoever stops by this place: Cherish your children.
Amen, and Blessed Be.
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