I just received the news that my dear father died yesterday in the states. And while I will not be able to go to the funneral (and regular hilchot avelut do not apply l'gierim -certain non-standard mourning practices apply in my case), I will be offline for a few days.
He was an outstanding person, and I will write about him after this week.
Oh, I'm so very sorry to hear about your father. You and your family are in our thoughts.
So sorry for your loss.
My heart is with you. I also could not sit shiva... Though some delightful friends "stood shiva" with me, by bothering to come over and ask how I was doing; and then they took the time to listen with their whole selves.
So I will pass on the "geirut mesorah": Tell me your very favorite story about your dear father. I have all the time in the world to hear it.
May you and your dear family be a constant source of elevation for him, as he observes the fruits of his labor from above.
May you be comforted in your time of mourning, even if there is no shiva.
I'm so sorry...may you be comforted.
I am so sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts.
Sorry to hear the news.
My thoughts are with you.
Baruch Dayin HaEmes. I am so sorry for your loss...
I am so sorry to hear this sad news. May his memory be for a blessing.
I'm so sorry.
Last year, a friend lost his aunt, with whom he was very close. She had no children, and he had no halachik reason to sit shiva(though I think he did take on himself the obligation to recite kadish for her).
Still, he felt a spiritual need to do something, so he set aside three nights when he would be home, and invited friends to come and hear about his very special aunt. I went, and found it very moving.
Just because something is not required, doesn't mean it can't be done.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Hamakom Yinacheim Otach B'toch Sh'ar Avlei Viyerushalayim
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