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This Friday--Nissan 25 on the Jewish calendar--is Jay Litvin's yahrtzeit, the day that marks the anniversary of his passing in 2004 after a valiant four-year battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma.

Between 1999 and 2004, Jay wrote dozens of articles for chabad.org. Read any one of those articles, and you feel as if Jay just sat with you for hours and shared something of his innermost self with you. Jay wrote about his spiritual struggles, his faith and trust in G‑d, his love of life and fears for the future, his battle with his illness -- with a courage, integrity and wisdom that made reading a Jay Litvin article a life-altering experience for so many of us.

Here they are, all sixty-seven of them. (Don't be greedy, though--this stuff is best taken in small doses.)

At the end, we added some things written by friends and readers in the days following Jay's passing last year. We invite you to add your own thoughts and feelings by clicking here.

On Illness, Wellness and Life:

Bitachon
From Under the Covers
Sitting in a Cafe
Forgiveness
A Space for Him to Fill
Mirrors
Are We Disposable?
You
As I Sit in Darkness
You Warned Me
Just Let Go
Shutters and Blinds
The Life I Have
Blood Rush
Priorities
My Body and Me

Parenthood & Parenting:

Angels
The View From My Child's Window
Intimacy
It Is His Turn
I Can Show You the Pictures
How a Stupid Little Ruler Saved My Life
Two Plus Two is Five
Advice to an Expectant Mother
Language of the Soul
The Same Journey
My Favorite Kind of Night
Listening to Our Children
Keep Your Word
School Conferences
Dignity

The Language of Love:

The Benefits of Being Stupid When You're Old
Letter to Anya
Waiting
Bonds
Uncle Irv
Nuts, Raisins and Self-Deception
A Friend's Divorce
Ramblings About Stress and Love
Anger
To Fill The Now With Love
Compassion

Terror & Courage:

The Sacred and the Good
War Dreams
Esther's Smile
Sad Days in Israel
Life After Terror
Grief
The Children of Terror

Along the Way:

Spiritual Warrior
Freedom
Echos
Dancing With the Torah
Two Rabbis Came to the Door
Family
Spitting
The Ache in My Heart
Loyalty
Faith
Words
Sorrow's Song
Vistas
Be Free
I Am a Soul
When G‑d Blinks
Crimson Mist
A Different Kind of Darkness

Friends:

A Hidden Angel by Ora Cohen
When One Jew does a Kindness for Another by Sara Esther Crispe
My Friend, My Teacher by Yanki Tauber
Post a Message to Jay and his Family--and read the 75-plus messages posted

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