March 7

    My father died on March 7, 1977.

    My best friend, Judy, died on March 7, 2000.

    Coincidence, of course, but one that kicks me in the stomach every year when I light the memorial candles for these people I loved who died so young.

    Technically, under Jewish law, they died on different days. Jewish law goes by a different calendar.

    In my heart, it's the same day.

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