Reflections: Dedication

Dedicated to the memory of Hilda Prager, my beloved wife.


And R’Yochanan said: Concerning any man whose first wife dies,

it is as if the Holy Temple was destroyed in his lifetime.

R’Alexandri said: The world is darkened to any man whose

wife dies in his lifetime.

Sanhedrin  22a


It was taught in a Baraisa: A man dies only for his wife and

a woman dies only for her husband.

It is as difficult to pair a man and a woman for marriage

as it was to accomplish the splitting of theRed Sea.

Sanhedrin 22b