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A Legacy of Two Rivkas

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As I approach another yartzeit of my father’s sister, Rivka Bryna Lulinski, I struggle with how to meaningfully continue my father’s observance of her memory. Lighting a yahrzeit candle or even reciting Kaddish feels insufficient, especially compared to the magnitude of her death. On the 12th of Kislev 1942, the Nazis rounded up young Jewish girls, including Rivka and burned them alive in a shul. These women were robbed of one day getting married, having a family, and being a part of the continuity of the Jewish nation.

The biblical Rivka, as we recently learned in Parshat Toldot, arranged for her son Yaakov to get the coveted blessing from Yitzchak.........

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