Esther’s Unveiling – April 26, 2015

It’s a Jewish tradition to delay the installation of the headstone for almost a year after the passing of person. This is based on a mythical tradition of gilgul hanefesh, or as Disney calls it the wheel of life. But for mystic traditions like Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism and others, the wheel extends beyond death, it refers to the return of the soul to the earthly world some time after it has been released from the body.

This Sunday we unveiled Esther’s headstone with the inscription “A Kind Neshamah” The Neshamah is the name of the third of the depths of soul, the one that is unique to people, and the one that for Esther shone through even when dementia or illness masked her other wonderful attributes.

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Eather Headstone

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