Rabbi Yitzchok Adlerstein

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Remembering Dr. Charlie Abbott z”l On His First Yahrtzeit

By now, it was supposed to get better. I am writing on the first yahrtzeit of my dear friend, Dr. Nechemiah (Charlie) Abbott z”l. Upon learning of his petirah a year ago, I was unable to function. I left the office and remained tethered to a keyboard until I could cathartically unburden myself of what I had to say by posting on my website. Exactly one year later, I am again paralyzed, able to function only through my fingers. After a year, the pain and the longing were supposed to subside. Chazal tell us that the ability to forget, to let go, is a bracha from Hakadosh Boruch Hu so that we are not consumed by perpetual grief. It is a bracha to which his friends in Los Angeles have not yet been zoche. Shortly after our return from the levaya, Nasir, one of the Iranian chevrah in our shul, approached our mara d’asra, Rav Gershon Bess. Could he place a lit candle at Charlie’s place in shul? No, he responded to quizzical mispallelim, he could not say that this was an Iranian custom. In fact, he said, he wasn’t sure why he felt compelled to do it, but it just seemed so right to him.

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