Uncle Mordechai was battling for his life. He had been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer.

We visited his home a day before Yom Kippur. While there, I noticed a piano in the living room.

“Do you play?” I asked him.

He quietly sat down on the piano bench and stunned us with this gorgeous rendition of Avinu Malkeinu.

I couldn’t help but think
that this was more a prayer
than a song.

Unfortunately he passed away soon afterwards. May is memory be a blessing.

by Shabbat.com Founder, Rabbi Benzion Klatzko