I am sitting shiva for my daughter Aviva, who has died of Covid. She had a very difficult and unhappy life despite being brilliant and talented; indeed, to a great extent because of that.

I will return to writing next week.

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18 Responses to Shiva

  1. Pinchas Baram says:

    I am terribly sorry to hear this, Vic. May God bless her soul, and you, and your family.
    Pinchas B.

  2. Moshe Ben Shimon says:

    May the One G-d give you solace and peace among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem the Holy city.May her memory be for a blessing for you and your family.

  3. Roman Blitt says:

    Please accept my deepest condolences.

  4. michaelbn says:

    ברוך דיין אמת
    I am truly sorry. May her memory always be a blessing.

  5. Cassandra says:

    Vic, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your daughter, Aviva. I wish you and all your family comfort and blessing in this difficult time. Some of us struggle, despite our talents and brilliance, and that is our burden and challenge in this life. God’s will, some might say. Take comfort in her memory. I wish you strength as you move through this.

  6. Leon Kushner says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Please accept my sincere condolences. A parent should never have to go through this. Baruch Dayan Emmet!

  7. Sam Bahn says:

    HaMakom yenachem etchem b’toch avlei Tzion v’Yerushalayim

  8. IRAB says:

    Please accept my humble condolences. May your daughter rest in peace, and may you find comfort and recovery from the tragedy.

  9. chazer503 says:

    Rosalyn and I send our deepest condolences. to you and Lise. Dyan H’aEmmes.

  10. sabashimon says:

    אני משתתף בצערך אחי

  11. Stuart Kaufman says:

    Oh, my! We are so terribly sorry to hear of this. May her memory be a blessing. ברוך דין אמת.

  12. nudnikJR says:

    So sorry to hear about your daughter. My deepest condolences.
    One of the saddest things in life is for a parent to precede a child.
    May her memory be for a blessing.

  13. nudnikJR says:

    My mistake.
    I meant for a child to precede a parent.

  14. The Man In The High Castle says:


    I am so deeply, very sorry.

    Ha’makom yenahem etkhem betokh she’ar avelei Tziyonvi’Yerushalayim.

    Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences.

    May your daughter’s soul find peace, and, may you and your family find strength through your daughter’s memory.

  15. Barry613 says:

    May you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem. May you move from mourning her death to celebrating her life.

  16. anneinpt says:

    I am so sorry to hear of this terrible news. I send you my sincerest condolences. May she be a melitzat yosher for all of Am Yisrael.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך אבלי ציון וירושלים ושלא תדעו עוד צער.

  17. Ian says:

    I was stunned and so very sorry to hear this terrible news. I have a daughter and cannot imagine how painful it is for you and your family. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Although we, your readers, did not know her, your loss was felt by us all. May her memory be a blessing.

  18. Shalom Freedman says:

    Condolences to Lise and you. A prayer for an ilui neshama for Aviva.
    Shalom and Rifkah

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