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“God gives and he takes away. Blessed is the name of the Lord”.
“God gives and he takes away. Blessed is the name of the Lord”. Somehow this statement made him feel better. He still ached at the death of his son, but the ache was a little less acute. There was something comforting in the words of scripture. He repeated the statement a few more times. Definitely, a comforting presence was felt. Rabbi Koch had just returned from the cemetery. It was the 5 Yahrtzeit (anniversary) of Leibel’s death. th He had dutifully prayed the Yizkor and recited psalms at the gravesite…