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Eulogy for Lila Sosna written and delivered by David Baum

Eulogy for Lila Sosna
As I was reading this week’s parashah, there was a pasuk that really stuck with me as I thought about Lila’s life.
Deuteronomy 4:9 But take utmost care and watch yourselves scrupulously, so that you do not forget the things that you saw with your own eyes and so that they do not fade from your mind as long as you live. And make them known to your children and to your children’s children.
We have a very special religion and story.In our parashah this week, we read the famous Ten Commandments, in it, the commandment to honor your father and your mother, but there is no mitzvah to honor your children – why?Because it comes second nature to us, it is as instinctual to most of us as it is to breathe.But we do have this commandment, among many others regarding our children:make these teachings known to your children, and to your children’s children.You see, it’s not just about the children, but also about the grandchildren.There’s an old joke, what do grandparents and…