[Hpn] Fwd: Named in the Memory of...

chayim levin levinchayim@hotmail.com
Thu, 08 Nov 2001 03:59:58 +0000






>From: "Becky Johnson" <Becky_Johnson@sbcglobal.net>
>To: "Chayim Levin" <levinchayim@hotmail.com>
>Subject: Named in the Memory of...
>
>Named in the Memory of....
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>A Project to heal a nation from the events of September 11th
>
>by Rabbi Chayim Levin
>November 8th (my birthday) 2001\\ Heshvan 23,5762
>According to Jewish tradition when a person dies a member of that family
>names a new born baby after the person who has died. When my mother was 8
>months pregnant with me, two friends of my parents, a man and his wife,
>were walking by a nursing home when it caught on fire.  This man, Chayim
>Rotowsky
>did not hesitate to plunge in and rescue as many men and women as he could.
>While he was in the building, the roof collapsed and he and his wife
>perished.  My parents were so inspired by his courage and his
>self-less-ness, and realizing that he had left behind no children, decided
>to honor his memory by naming me Chayim, which in Hebrew means "Life".
>
>Wouldn't it be wonderful if we made a list of all those who perished on
>September 11th, and all around our nation, families named their children
>after
>someone who died there.  We are all still in mourning as a nation.  To heal
>will take a long time.
>This is one more way that this healing can be accomplished.
>
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