"Unimaginable heartache" is what my friend Rachel just told me when I mentioned the sudden passing last week of Rashi Mincowicz. z'l. She was 37. Married and a mother of 8 children. It was a huge shock. She was named for her grandmother who also passed away at the age of 37. She ran a Chabad house. I can't even get into what that means, but it's all good. Clearly she had beautiful taste - look at this photo of her and her beautiful family.
But the style is just the surface. She wrote a beautiful email to her family last year when her aunt passed away regarding how to deal with loss of a family member that has been shared with the public. And it is very deep. Way deeper than the beauty you see on the surface in the picture above.
Rashi lived in/near the town of Alpharetta, which is where Phish played numerous times. So I recognized that right away.
Her children have no mama.
Look at that sweet little baby next to her.
Do what you can and support them to help with household help.
Music isn't the thing we do when someone passes away in the Jewish tradition, but I am posting this anyway. A lot of special people go to see Phish. And they were all right near Rashi at the time in Alpharetta. They play Silent in the Morning (SITM). I don't know what the words mean exactly but it's a pretty tune. So, I dedicate this to Rashi Mincowicz whose neshama (soul) should have an aliya in shamayim (have an honor in heaven) and continue to glow, sparkle, and offer "resounding echoes" of bracha (blessing) to her family.