Today’s episode isn’t about Rosh Hashanah in an overt way; but Myra Sack’s story represents one of the most powerful Rosh Hashanah stories imaginable. Myra and her husband Matt had a beautiful little girl named Havi Lev; and, in her words, “We lost our first-born daughter, Havi Lev Goldstein, on January 20th, 2021, at 9:04am. She died peacefully in our bed, in our arms. She died from a cruel disease called Tay-Sachs, that strips your mind and body of every function over 12-18 months. Havi was two years, four months and sixteen days old when she died.”
Myra wrote a story for the Boston Globe Magazine called “Holding Havi,” and as painful and tragic as her story is, it is also profoundly inspiring and uplifting. It combines beauty and sadness, laughter and grief. It offers such important lessons we all need to learn before Rosh Hashanah… and always.
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