Sad News

I am sorry to report the death of my father, Dr. Ben Zion Wacholder, today in NY. The funeral will take place in New York tomorrow (Wednesday), followed by burial here in Israel on Thursday. Shiva (mourning at home) will be through Wednesday morning.

Baruch Dayan Haemet–Blessed is the true judge.


  1. sylvia_rachel says

    I’m so sorry, Hannah. Baruch dayan haemet. May his memory be a blessing to you and your family.

  2. KC Scott says

    Sharon Meltzer is a great friend of mine, and his niece. I am so sorry for your loss of a great man!

  3. Shimshonit says

    I send my heartfelt condolences. Hamakom yinachem etchem b’toch shaar avlei Tzion v’Yerushalayim.

  4. So sorry, Hannah. Write down or record your memories, even from the shiva, things you might never have heard. You may want to revisit them in the future. I wish I had done so with my Mother, Malka bas Yosef a”h

  5. Sharona Shapiro says

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure he had much nachas from you and your family. Y’hi zichro baruch.

  6. Norma Demby says

    So sorry to hear this news, Hannah. Baruch Dayan Emes.

  7. A Walker in Jerusalem says

    Very sorry to hear of your loss. המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלם

  8. Regular Anonymous says

    My condolences on the loss of your father. May he be a melitz yosher for your family and all of Klal Yisrael.

    Hamakom Yinachem Etchem Btoch Shaar Avlei Zion Ve’Yerushalayim.

  9. Very sorry to hear it; ברוך דיין האמת.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

  10. Im sorry for your loss, Hannah.

  11. ברוך דיין האמת

  12. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emes. May you be comforted among the mourners of Israel and may your memories of your father and his teachings help to solace your loss.

  13. BookishIma says

    Hannah, I am so sorry to hear your sad news. The love, warmth, humor, and most of all integrity of your family – your family of origin as well as the one you are raising – is ever present in the writing you share with us here.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתוך שאר אבלי ציון וירושלם.

    (Please forgive me for not writing sooner, I was mostly away from the computer last week while my husband was away on business.)

  14. Sorry to hear about the loss of your father.

  15. Oh, I’m so sorry. May his memory be a blessing.


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