Yoseph Janowski
By the Grace of G-d


When Arik Sharon’s son tragically died while playing with a gun, the Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote to him that we cannot understand why G-d does things like this.

In the letter, the Rebbe asked, why do we traditionally comfort the mourner “among the other mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.”

As I remember it, the Rebbe gave three reasons.

1. To let the mourner know that we are one people, and other Jews feel the mourner’s personal loss.

2. Only the physical Temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, but the spiritual Temple is eternal. Similarly, only the physical body is destroyed, but the soul, the essence of a person, is indestructible and eternal.

3. Just as the physical Temple will be rebuilt, the person will again become alive in a physical body.

These days, as we mourn those who were tragically murdered, we are confident that not only will G-d avenge their blood, but that the dead will soon be brought back to life in this physical world.

And on that happy day, the entire Jewish nation will rejoice together.

It will be a time of tremendous joy. A time when the world will become aware of G-d’s greatness, and His love for us.

We are indestructible because our souls are a part of G-d above. And we will unite, body and soul, with His Divine presence, forever.

And then, in a world of Divine revelation, in our eternal Temple in Jerusalem, Arik Sharon will dance with his son, and we will dance with our loved ones, as we all rejoice with G-d, forever.

May we see it very soon.

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