Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Special needs adoption from a Jewish perspective.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Baruch Dayan Emet

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An orphan died.  Last week?  2 weeks ago?  We don't really know.  At some point a file was updated, and we learned that this little boy is no more:

His hydrocephalus left untreated, he died alone, unattended, and was likely buried unceremoniously on a weed-infested hillside behind the orphanage, alongside many others who preceded him:

Cemetery of Forgotten Children

A Canadian citizen, born with a similar condition, but fortunate enough to have had the benefit of modern medical treatment and the love of his family, has organized a special memorial service for this child at a local Russian Orthodox church.  This service will take place this coming Friday, July 26.  Will you please join me in lighting a candle (virtual or physical) for the boy we know only as "Hanson"?

Bayom hahu, bayom hahu, yihie Adonay ekhad, ushmo Ekhad.

On that day, G*d shall be one, and His name is One.

Although we are of different nationalities and religions, let us remember this young life cut short.

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