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In the Grip of Bereavement
In the Grip of Bereavement

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An Analysis of Ten Aggadic Legends on Bereavement in the World of the Sages
Author: Chaim Licht
Publisher: Gefen Publishing House

Price: $18.95 
Special Price: $17.50
Format: Paperback
ISBN 10: 9652294462
ISBN 13: 9789652294463
Catalog Number: 446-3
Number of Pages: 272
Year Published: 2009

Our daughter Danit passed away on 17 Mar-Cheshvan 5761 (November 15, 2000).
Danit was born on 14 Kislev 5731 (December 12, 1970) and did not live to see her thirtieth birthday. A shy child, modest and smart, she grew and flourished in our home on the moshav, and in our travels for work and various positions in Israel and abroad. When she was about twelve years old, she was diagnosed with a brain tumor and underwent surgery to have it removed. As a young girl she learned to live under constant medical attention and daily medications, which she followed through on responsibly by herself.
She did not give in, and because of her strong will and perseverance, she completed her high school education, fulfilled her national obligation by serving in Sherut Leumi (the national service program that serves as an alternative to army service), and studied towards a bachelorís degree in education, diligently and successfully. And we, her family, accompanied her fearfully and lovingly, saw her develop in life and were thankful for her successes.
At the conclusion of her studies she entered the field of education as an elementary school teacher. Quietly and diligently, acting as a role model and dedicating herself to each child, she succeeded in earning the trust of her students and their parents. Her greatest success was in teaching small groups of students, where each one merited her personal attention. Her dedicated work bore fruit, both in the school curriculum and with the supervisors who spoke well of her.
Our home and extended family were her fortress. She revealed the secrets of her heart and allowed all of us to know her inner character, her thoughts, her attitude towards her surroundings near and far. The entire family afforded her respect and praise for her personality, altruistic character, and especially her ability to cope with life.
The sudden illness that overtook her defeated her in a very short time.
Her memory will never leave our hearts. She continues and will always continue to live in us forever.

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