Once again, in a cemetery, I thought about Jewish children. It was our annual Kever Avot (Gravesite of the Ancestors) memorial service, held at both of our community’s historic cemeteries, on the Sunday in between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur. In some ways, there is nothing like a scheduled, non-funeral visit to old graves to get you thinking about Jewish journeys – where we have come from and, perhaps, where we are going.
Sadly, there were few people visiting graves at the older site, the Savan Cemetery, closed at near capacity in the 1830s, and badly in need of restoration. Still, its... Read More