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Five Years Ago...

Five years ago today, I posted this entry.

Five years ago this morning, my mother, Eleanor Mae Cohen Burstein, died. She was 70 years old when she died, and I had just had a message from her the day before in which she sounded fine.

I don't really have much to say about her passing today. I've thought about discussing her life a little bit; as many of my friends know, Mom attended Mount Holyoke, Barnard, and Columbia Law School, and in her later years worked as an Administrative Law Judge. She died before she got to meet my children, but she did get to enjoy some of her other grandchildren before she passed on. Although today is the anniversary of her passing on the Gregorian calendar, her yahrzeit is next Sunday night and Monday, so that's when I'll be saying kaddish for her.

At the time she died, Nomi and I had just joined Kadimah-Toras Moshe, and I remember how everyone came together for us, although many in the community barely knew who we were.

Anyway. I just felt compelled to note her passing, and that I miss her still.


My dad passed away almost exactly 19 years away. I still miss him.
A hard loss. No one loves you like your mother. No one would have loved your girls like she would have, either. May she rest in peace.
Of course you still miss her. I'm glad you have good memories.
You miss her still, because she is still in your thoughts and your heart. May the kaddish bring you comfort in her memory.
Sympathies and condolences on your ongoing loss.
Losing a parent is a milestone you don't ever forget, I think. I still miss my dad and my grandparents. May her memory be a blessing.
of course you still miss her. I can't even imagine what you've been through. Your mom sounds like she was an incredible woman. I wish I could have known her.

December 2016

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