I just attended my first Zoom funeral. While it is good to see so many of my fellow temple members attending, showing love and care, physical presence is greatly missed. Seeing the rabbi and the deceased family gathered around the grave is heartwarming and heartbreaking. This man suffered so much in the last year of his life. I am thankful for the technology that at least allows us to partake, even from a distance. Even a beautiful song and eulogy by the wonderful Sol Zim was streamed.
I am hoping one day soon, I can hug my friend, the grieving widow and tell her I love her.