It is important that Ben's story be widely broadcast and read. My regret is that someone much more able than I isn't telling the story!
In any case, as always, I appreciate your time, effort and interest.
On behalf of my late son Ben, Z'l, I thank you!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"Rabbi, good morning!
It's Alan ... what do you think?
Is it just plain dumb, excessively schmaltzdik or both if we were to turn on Ben's yahrzeit light Sunday night?
p.s. or it may even be a good idea?"
That is the email I sent to my friend Rabbi L. for his input on this question.
As I was getting ready for work this past Tuesday morning, I was still ruminating on the question of what would be an appropriate way to manifest Ben's presence this Sunday afternoon, April 2, at our simcha.
It had not occurred to me until just then that the answer was right there before me. Ben's "ner neshuma" on the shul's yahrzeit plaque!
But of course! Turn on Ben's yahrzeit light!
As background to this question, you may have read my previous posting.
Any thoughts? Please submit in writing!