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‘Tis Holy To Love What Death Has Touched

My eldest son died 17 years today, the first Sunday after Easter. Judah Halevi, the great 12th century Jewish poet, captures the paradox of loving what is mortal.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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