The Afterlife

Yahrzeit – 5 Adar I 5784 (ה׳ בַּאֲדָר א׳ תשפ״ד) – Mrs. Rhoda Golden – רחל בת ניסן ז”ל

Today is the Yahrzeit of my Aunt (Mrs. Rhoda Golden – רחל בת ניסן ז”ל) who was niftara (passed on) one year ago today according to the Hebrew calendar. May her neshama have an aliyah (לעילוי נשמת).

Personal Thoughts – My Aunt was a kind and gentle soul who in the 53 years I knew her never saw her to become angry with me or anyone else for that matter. This is a very high midah (character trait) that is almost unheard of. In the process over the past year of saying kaddish for her everyday in Shul (the Synagogue) I got to develop an even deeper relationship with her, spiritually speaking. Hoping her neshama has an aliyah (her spirit reaches greater heights in gan eden (heaven)).

It is suggested by our Sages to learn some Torah in her honor on her yahrtzeit as this elevates the soul of the deceased. You can find many opportunities to read or watch a video here on or many other websites on the Internet such as or

If you are interested in learning more about the Jewish way of celebrating the anniversary of one’s passing please feel free to go to this link: