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In Search of Missing Love

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Five years ago before she died, my beloved wife Rahel asked three promises of me. One was a promise to continue writing for the TIMES OF ISRAEL, one was to watch over our children (all of them adults and even married), and the third, not to become attached to another woman and not to re-marry.

I have faithfully adhered to my promises. But the third one is most difficult. I am not attached and will never re-marry, but I am in search of love. I cannot describe what that means. I myself don’t know.

I am lonely, by myself most of every day, breakfast and lunch by myself, waiting until evening when my daughter comes home from her law office and we have dinner together and talk about the day’s events. It is a kind of love, to be sure, but not exactly the missed kind for which I am searching.

I had an idea to create two large signs, one in Hebrew and one in English, and to hold them up high while standing on the side of the Ayalon highway. One sign reads “M’chapess ahavah” and the other sign reads........

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