REFLECTIONS ON THE DEATH OF MY SOUL MATE
Dedicated to the memory of Hilda Prager, my beloved wife.
And R’Yochanan said: Concerning any man whose first wife dies,
it is as if the Holy Temple was destroyed in his lifetime.
R’Alexandri said: The world is darkened to any man whose
wife dies in his lifetime.
It was taught in a Baraisa: A man dies only for his wife and
a woman dies only for her husband.
It is as difficult to pair a man and a woman for marriage
as it was to accomplish the splitting of the Red Sea.