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ALS Took My Husband But Not My Faith

When time was our enemy

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ALS Took My Husband But Not My Faith: When time was our enemy

The three powers that the Jewish woman has been given help us to overcome our greatest challenges and adversaries. (A short talk at the Jewish Women’s Retreat in Toronto in 2015)
Women, Femininity & Feminism, Struggle, Challenge & Adversity, ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis)

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Chana P. Toronto January 28, 2016

Words that come from the heart reach the heart... Deecla, I heard you speak at the women's convention in Toronto. Your incredibly powerful words touched and inspired us all. May G-d infuse you with continued strength and great nachat from your children.
May your beloved husband's memory be for a great blessing.
With blessings and every best wish, Chana Reply

Anonymous Akron January 28, 2016

Mrs. Katz:
I am so sorry for your loss. I'm in awe of your ability to transform your grief into an energy that will bless the lives of your sons and inspire those who have the privilege of hearing you speak. Reply

James Madison, WI January 28, 2016

Thank you! This message found me at a moment of struggle/grief after the loss of my dear friend to ALS. Thank you for helping me to re-frame the situation and return my focus to a more appropriate place. My condolences for your loss! Sending prayers for you and your children! Reply

Anonymous Hilversum, Holland January 26, 2016

I lost my husband too On May 11, 2009 my husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's (a wrong diagnosis), 3 days after his 65th birthday. So began his retirement. On May 15, 2012 he died (horribly) of Parkinsonism.We had no children. People say to me "I don't know How you do it ( get through life alone)". I, look up to Heaven. There Is Only one way to get through this! With G-d's help!Thank you for sharing your story (with me). Reply

Socrates A.S. Brampton January 18, 2016

I have rarely seen a woman whose perspective in life - standing alone caring for her children without her beloved husband - being so decisive and powerful. May your God-given blessing inspire the so many women out there. I pray that may gentleness, humbleness and love continually grow in your heart to reach people. Shalom! Reply