October 4, 2019
R OCKLAND NEWS
Rockland rescuers are honored
Six local volunteers with Chaverim of Rockland were recognized for their efforts in the search for Rabbi Reuven Bauman, who went missing off the Virginia coast in July after helping a 13-year-old camper who’d been caught in a riptide. Rockland County Legislator Aron Wieder, who led the program, was joined by legislators Toney L. Earl, Itamar Yeger, Phil Soskin, and Alden Wolfe. Moshe Herzog, Shlomo Morris, Josef Margaretten, Yedidya Blau, Yitzy Stern, and Mordechai Grinberger, the honorees, were presented with a Distinguished Service award, the legislature’s highest honor.
Listen deeply to the grief before responding

There are days that offer us lessons we never forget, as long as we are paying attention. One long, overfilled day several years ago was such a day. I paid a shiva call to a community member whose 6-year-old child had died. As I sat next to him in a rare moment of quiet during that excruciating week, he told me that a visitor earlier in the day had told him that she also had lost a child. She told him that her life was never the same, but that he could look at her and know that life would go on. As he shared the story with me, I saw that he was incredibly angry and hurt. When I asked him to explain his response, he did not try to contain his outrage. “How dare she tell me that my life will not be the same? And how dare she tell me that life will go on? What does she know about me and my loss? She barely knows me.”
Flu vaccine clinics in Rockland
Rockland County Executive Ed Day and County Health Commissioner Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert have announced that the health department has scheduled four flu vaccine clinics for anyone 6 months and older at several Rockland locations.
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