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This is a tough blog to write. I lost my biggest fan; the man who believed in me like non-other; my father-in-law; Benjamin Bar Mordecai v Sarah. He was ninety-six and living a good life at Weinberg Village. We will remember him in a memorial service there at the end of the month. Here is his obituary.

His legacy includes four children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. One time we were talking about the grandchildren and I asked him if he had a favorite. Without a thought he replied, “Whichever one I’m with.” That was Ben. He was the ultimate in unconditional love. When you were with him, you were sure that he absolutely only cared about one thing- being with you.

When All That’s Left Is Love

When I die
If you need to weep
Cry for someone
Walking the street beside you.
You can love me most by letting
Hands touch hands, and Souls touch souls.
You can love me most by
Sharing your Simchas and
Multiplying your Mitzvot.
You can love me most by
Letting me live in your eyes
And not on your mind.
And when you say Kaddish for me
Remember what our
Torah teaches,
Love doesn’t die People do.
So when all that’s left of me is love
Give me away.

By Rabbi Allen S. Maller

3 Thoughts

  1. Sarah says:

    Great story

  2. Mary Lou Wilkins says:

    Wish I had a chance to meet him…..sounds like a wonderful gentleman. Steve & you have my sincerest thoughts /prayers.
    Always with love,

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