My grandfather, who was Jewish, just passed away earlier this morning. It is a sad day, to be sure, but at the same time, it was a long time coming, and so I hope that he will be at peace now. He was in poor health for years, although not truly suffering during most of that time, and also very old. I would like to honor his memory and I am looking into Jewish memorials in NJ and how much it would cost to erect one for his grave. I had not really thought about this much before he passed away, but I guess the idea came to me a few hours ago, and now I want to look into it some more.
My grandfather was a very Jewish person, and he actually barely escaped occupation by the Germans in the Second World War. But I never was very Jewish myself. (more…)