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“deprive death of its strangeness”- Kaddish Club in the Clouds

“To begin depriving death of its greatest advantage over us let us deprive death of its strangeness, let us frequent it, let us get used to it… A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.” (Michel de Montaigne) 

This month’s Kaddish Club met again on the roof of one of downtown’s tallest skyscrapers for fantastic sunset views, delicious treats (figs & feta & more) and a deep conversation about this above quote and how our mourning and coming closer to life is enabling us to live fuller lives and focus on how to make our lives and the lives of those in our worlds more meaningful and real. 

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I am grateful to this monthly opportunity to not just keep up the mourning for my father in the company of other Lab/Shul friends who’ve become friends and are dealing with their own grief, but to also focus on what matters most and how to take our lives to the next and better level, one day at a time. 

Join us for the next one, probably on this great roof!  Thanks Janis for the fantastic hosting. 

Shabbat Shalom,
Amichai