Someone must have walked in, found my wallet, took it, and walked out. Someone must have taken the sad few dollars in the wallet, and having nothing else to do with it, dropped it on the ground. I would drink. And talk. I went to the bathroom, and went home.
I felt better.
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I cried. When my wallet was taken from me, I had lost my identification. I had lost the few dollars that were going to buy my singular veggie sub for lunch and dinner because that was all I could afford at the time. The money is gone, she told me, but it seems the credit cards all canceled at this point and IDs are still there. She told me she sees that I am a College of Charleston student and must be local, so she would be in the offices of the church for the day and the rest of the week if I wanted to pick it up.
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Indeed, this is when this part of my identity was gelling, when I understood things that happened to me and around me were not some machination of a deity out of reach, but that my intuition pulled me to Charleston so that I could be closer to home when my father suffered congestive heart failure the same thing that took his mother, took his sister. And I could drop everything and drive the short drive up Interstate 26, to sit by his hospital bedside.
God had moved me to move, I concluded. God had pulled me back so that I could be there with my family, and be the rock. Satan, I said, was trying to have his way in the midst of all of the good I was able to accomplish. I just remember the kindness, the grace she extended me; I think of her when I read the news about the massacre. I think of her, and black men and women like her, sitting in the pews on that Wednesday night Bible Study, worshipping the same God I sometimes praise, sometimes curse.
Because this happened below the Mason-Dixon line in a state that has so many other public relations issues, I fear a potential for mixed messages. To be clear: the murderer would have done his crime against black bodies with or without a confederate flag on top of a state house.
That is not where we should be expending our energy. To use the language of my grandmother — who, if she were alive, might have been in a Wednesday Night Bible Study herself — this is about addressing and changing the climate of the country. Every day I live in fear that I will be in a place wherein someone who hates the very thought of my existence takes it upon himself or herself to remove me from this plane of existence.
I went to bed Wednesday night and dreamt about Charleston, and woke up Thursday morning before the sun thinking about what life we are living right now. I got on the train, and a white man I had never seen before you know morning commutes in the city; you see the same faces on the same trains in the same cars Monday through Friday got on at Franklin Avenue, and — this is what fear will do to you — he had a bald head and tattoos on his face, and up and down the length of his uncovered arm to his knuckles.
I watched the faces of the black travelers watch his face. I watched his face. I swear the air conditioner in the train was off. Did I smile at him when he walked in?
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I look over at him between flashes, and, even now my heart is racing, his hands were reaching toward his pocket. Did he look me in the eyes when he walked in and moved next to me? I move to the other side of the train when it shifts back into motion and allow the inertia to act as my motivator, to mask my fear.
His hand is still in his pocket. The black faces are still looking at me, are looking at him. He is on the other side of the train from me. The train stopped between stations because of traffic, and I had sweated into my gray T-shirt. This was my ride into work, into a world in which no white person in the office had any indication that there had been yet another assault on black men and women. Into a space in which I said I was not okay right now, because there is nowhere I can live. Nowhere I can go to be free.
By Rachel Charlene Lewis. To Establish Justice at the Gates. By Justin Campbell. After the Decision: Ferguson and the Cycle of Trauma. By Emmett Rensin. I live in New Jersey. But will be spending Yom Kipper in Lafsyette Hill. Can I attend Yiskor service as a guest? Condolences on the tragic shooting in San Diego. As a Christian, my prayers are with you all.
I would like to send her words of comfort. What would be the best prayer for me to send to her. What memorial prayer do you recite for an aunt?
My grandmother was like both parents to me during a time when my parents could not fulfill that role. Can I recite Yizkor for her? She was everything to me. If both your parents are still alive you may not even be in the same room as where Yizkor is recited. There are other ways to honor your grandmother.
Please see my response below to someone who lost their nephew about honoring a loved one who passed away. Simcha Bart for Chabad. My dear friend passed today Yom kipper please say a prayer Reply. My parents are deceased, and my oldest brother just passed August of this year. It is just me and a younger brother, left can I say the prayer in English?
Yes, you may add anyone to Yizkor one you're saying for a parent. You may recite it in English. You light the candles tomorrow evening September 18 before the fast starts. Yizkor is said the following day in the late morning. Thanks for your timely reply. I lost my nephew three months ago, as an aunt should I attend yizkor. I have thank g-d both my parents.
I am so sorry to hear this. One may not even be in the same room where Yizkor is recited if their parents are alive. Please see my response below to a similar question with some other suggestion how to honor the memory of someone who has passed away. My uncle passed this year and I would like to honor him by attending yizkor. Can I do that if my parents are still alive? Do I sit in silence because it has only been a year? I am sorry to hear about the loss of your uncle.
One whose parents are alive may not even be in the room where Yizkor is recited. There are many ways we can honor someone who has passed away. Doing good deeds - Mitzvot in their honor perpetuates their memory and helps the soul of the departed in Heaven. One can give charity in their honor, donate Torah books to be studied or prayer books to be used in Synagogue for prayers. I am sure that you can think of other Mitzvot you can do that would be beneficial for his soul.
Perhaps there was some Mitzvah that you were considering doing before this occurred? You can now take that up in your uncle's honor. More than one candle for yizkor? Hello, and shana tovah.
I am wondering: If both parents are deceased, do you light two yizkor candles at home, or just one? Thank you! It's up to you. You can choose to light one per person or one for both. Thank you. The Yizkor service is not long, it usually lasts no more than a half hour. In any shul I've ever been in, it has lasted fifteen minutes or less. Can Yizkor be said at home or it has to be in a synagogue?
There is nothing in Yizkor that requires a minyan and in fact, in many congregations, after all those with two living parents leave the room there is no minyan remaining. But one of the reasons Yizkor was instituted was to encourage people who would otherwise not attend services to at least make an effort once during the holiday.
So reciting it at home may defeat the purpose. Is there a prayer that should be said on the anniversary of a deceased parent's birthday? What prayer can a wife say for her deceased husband?
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