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Grief and the Special Needs Child

Being a special needs parent involves loss

In his book “When Bad Things Happen to Good People,” Rabbi Harold Kushner speaks eloquently about celebrating the birthday of his son, who was born with progeria, a disease that causes rapid and fatal aging. On the one hand, he … Continue reading

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Book Review: “When Bad Things Happen to Good People” by Harold Kushner

An examination of why people have to suffer

When Rabbi Harold Kushner’s son, Aaron, was 3 years old, he was diagnosed with progeria. Progeria is a devastating disease that causes rapid aging. Most victims die in their early teens. Aaron died two days after his 14th birthday. Until … Continue reading

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