Sunday, May 15, 2011

A Time to Mourn, A Time to Weep

A Special Message From the Blogger-in-Chief:

Every year we read in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) the well known verse:

To every thing there is a season...
a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.

Ever since we started Jewish Humor Central, we've  been focusing each day on the laughing and dancing.

But we're sad that today for us it's a time to weep and a time to mourn the passing of our muse and inspiration for everything we do, Shulamith M. Kustanowitz.

Shuly, my loving and talented wife, who despite being jealous of all the time I spend with my computer, has edited many of my blog entries and served as a gentle censor of some of the entries that might have otherwise entered the blogosphere with questionable content.

We will miss her terribly, and in her memory and honor we will be observing the shloshim (thirty day) mourning period. That means no posts for the next month. 

I know she wouldn't want me to give up the blog entirely, so again in her honor and as a tribute to her love and devotion, I plan to resume this blog in about a month. I hope you'll rejoin me then in starting each day with a smile.

Al Kustanowitz


  1. המקום ינחם אתכם עם שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד

  2. I am saddened to read of your loss. And, all of your loyal readers will forgive you and hold you in our light, should you need more than a month.

  3. תנוחמו מו השמים

  4. No words can really console you. I too have just lost my wife so I know what you must be going through.
    Although you are not together in the physical sense, you are together spiritually and this will stay with you the rest of your life.