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I’m crushed by a miscarriage

April 1st, 2015 Posted by Ask the Rabbi No Comment yet


My wife and I have recently lost our baby girl at 29 weeks for unanswerable reasons though various tests have been completed.  We know that we must place all our trust in YHVH and His Words.rWhat does Jewish Wisdom speak of mourning versus grieving?
The Book of Job has been speaking much louder to me at this time. Can you offer guidance as we study through Job’s experience and restoration?
Thank you

∼ Scott S.


Dear Scott,

We not only deeply sympathize with you, but having undergone the same experience (twice) we empathize as well. Your hearts had already expanded to include a daughter and now your extended hands will be empty. Truly, even if medical tests discover a heart defect or other complication that wasn’t compatible with life, you would still be grieving. The happy dreams you were imagining won’t come to fruition.


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