a gay black woman's discovery of her jewish self

Shloshim

Posted on: March 17, 2014

On Thursday, March 6th my only sibling, my younger sister passed away. She was 31 years old. She leaves behind her three little boys, our parents and me, her big sister.

We had a memorial service for her on the Sunday directly following her death, which was inline with Jewish tradition of burial in 3 days, though it was her request to be cremated. I spent the next week with my family and have just returned to NYC where things are…difficult to say the least.

Friends have offered to sit Shivah with/for me here in NYC and I honestly don’t think I can do that, so instead I’m observing aspects of Shloshim. I will also be pausing in blogging for the rest of the Shloshim period.

I ask that you keep my family in your prayers.

 

2 Responses to "Shloshim"

I’m very sorry to hear this. As someone who has read your blog for a while now I know she had some struggles. I can’t imagine how difficult this time is for you and for your parents.

Please accept my condolences for you and yours for your loss.

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