Loss

How can we cultivate a language of loss? In the wake of profound pain, so often we remain at loss for words. Before, and after, the meaning-making process, we must find the right words to somehow articulate what we are experiencing. On the 9th of Av, the Jewish people honors the profound losses of our national and personal lives. We are honoring this day by listening deeply to the voices of three people who experienced the most profound of losses.

Along with these moving conversations, we also put together a reader on the topic of the language of loss, with one of our favorite articles on this weighty topic. Read on for the three podcasts and the reader. May we cultivate a language of loss, and communicate more meaningfully, together.

EPISODES

In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Rabbi Josh Grajower - rabbi and educator - about the loss of his wife, as well as the loss that Tisha B’Av represents for the Jewish People.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we talk to Dani Ritholtz - rabbi and author - about the loss of his father to further explore Tisha B’Av’s relationship to loss.
In this episode of the 18Forty Podcast, we sit down with Rabbanit Rachelle Fraenkel—speaker, educator, and yoetzet halacha— about the effects of tragedy on emunah.

ARTICLES

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RECOMMENDED READING

A Grief Observed

C. S. Lewis

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