By Daniel Fishman and Robin Brandes Friedman
It’s hard to believe it’s already the 13th year. “Thirteen” could be a whole life of a child until he turns bar mitzvah. It could be a span of time where one can excel in all areas of life, including graduation, marriage, and having children. However, all of this we can’t see from our dear friend Zev. When we experienced the loss of Zev, a’h, we didn’t just mourn the loss but we mourned the life that could have been.
Who could forget Zev’s bar mitzvah speech in Congregation Shaaray Tefila when, with courage and devotion, humor and control, he captivated the entire audience? The personality, the smile, the charm, and the confidence we will always miss, not just what we had but what we could have had. May Hashem let his precious soul rest in peace and may we only merit good things for the future lives of our children and community.
There are no words to express my appreciation of the support I have received from the community. May we all continue to have nachas from our children, and go from simcha to simcha till 120.