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Baruch Dayan Emet: RivkA

RivkA passed away today.  We were blessed to have her as a friend and as a blogger.  I also feel that she was blessed to not endure ongoing suffering at the end.  She was in the hospital less than two weeks.

We will miss her and her courage.  May we take a lesson from her life and use it to improve our own positions and challenges.

The funeral will be tomorrow night (saturday night) in Jerusalem.  Details are here.

May her family be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Elliot

Coming back

Its been almost two months without blogging, and I really needed the break.   Even for those who enjoy change, transitions are challenging.  My Phd thesis is almost done and I'm out in the business world, looking for an exciting position that I can really sink my teeth into.   Half of my children are now out of the house and we are still adjusting to their absence.

I'm not sure where this blog will go, but there are a few things that I do feel need to be acknowledged.

First, my friend RivkA is in the hospital.  RivkA was diagnosed with stage zero breast cancer five years ago.  She was recovering, but two years later the cancer metastasized.   RivkA has been battling cancer for the past five years, and has blogged about it consistently.  This link has a talk that RikvA gave last year about battling adversity.

My heart goes out to RivkA and her family.  I don't believe in praying for miracles, but I do pray that RivkA and her family find a safe place and acceptance of what …