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On becoming great

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On 15 July, 2021 I became great. Great in the very best sense of the word. My grandson and his wife brought forth into the world a baby boy, their first child, and with his birth I became a great-grandfather to Elazar Shalom ben Ariel Matityahu and to Rivka Shoshana Ben-Sorek. The Hebrew word “nin” for a great-grandchild hardly expresses the delight, the joy and the pride of becoming a great-grandfather for the first time.

Because of my age and distance I know that I will be unable to see the baby very often. They live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA and frequent visits are an impossibility. Thus, I am confined to the gorgeous photos of a gorgeous baby boy which they e-mail to me and which I kiss as a token of my kiss to Elazar.

Shortly after the announcement of his birth I went to the cemetery to my wife’s grave to share........

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