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Monday, March 23, 2015

Lessons to be Learned from the Fire


3 Nisan, 5775

My present thoughts about the horrific loss of life in the fire that decimated the Sasson family are focused on perspective.

My dear friend David Morris, head of the charitable organization Lemaan Achai, expressed some excellent perspective on his blog, today. Please join me in reading and re-reading The Brooklyn Tragedy - Are there Lessons to be Learned?

The spiritual dimensions of the disaster are not something we can easily comprehend. This is a time of grief.

Please hold back from the temptation to lecture anyone, to impugn or to insult anybody. Adding pain to aching hearts is not going to improve anyone's life. 

Causing fresh pain does not solve problems.

Sometimes, life is not about asking GOD for what we want. We can instead ask GOD "What do YOU want from me?" 

Before that can happen, we need to be quiet, to let our hearts and minds adjust a bit to unspeakable pain. 

Each person adjusts at their own rate of speed. 

This is not a time for making demands of anyone.

And if you need help to know how to discuss what happened with young children, listen to this broadcast by Chai Lifeline's Trauma and Crisis Intervention Department.

Listen in on these fire safety lessons:


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Batya said...

Shavua Tov

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Yocheved Golani said...

I pray that it will save lives, Batya. Thank you for the inclusion.