The Empty Chair, Israel's Memorial Day
Batya MedadNew York-born Batya Medad made aliyah with her husband just weeks after...
We've adopted the custom of reading T'hillim, Psalms, of the letters of the soldiers and terror victims' names at each grave. I stood with the parents of someone buried in a different cemetery. We found ourselves standing around an empty chair. It spooked me. An empty chair, such a simple and direct symbol of their dead son.
Hashem Yinkom Damom