Thursday, June 21, 2012

May His Memory Be for a Blessing

Tonight is my brother's yartzheit (Hebrew calendar anniversary of his death). In the Jewish tradition, it is customary to say "may his/her memory be for a blessing" after the death of a loved one. This is especially important to me because I lost my brother to suicide, and I want to believe that something good can come of his death.

Please help my brother's memory be for a blessing by making a donation in his honor.

Make a donation to the Eytan Kaplowitz Memorial Fund
Make a donation to the House of Ruth
Make a donation to American Jewish World Service

Or make a donation to any organization whose mission you believe in.

May we all be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I can't believe it will be two years on June 14th. Two years since I got the most terrible, unimaginable call from my dad. Two years since this huge hole was ripped into my life. Two years of tears and pain and anger. Two years without him.

Sometimes it seems like he's been gone so long, other times it hurts like it just happened yesterday. I feel like there are so many broken pieces of my heart to knit back together, but I'm getting there. I'm no closer to comprehending my brother's suicide, and although I have found a place where I can come to terms with it and move forward with my life, I'll grapple with all of the unanswered questions forever.

I miss you so much, little brother.