How to be a Friend to a Friend Who’s Sick

‘None Of Their Business’

The author’s close encounter with a chasid with cancer.

Special To The Jewish Week

Author’s Note: On Sept. 29, 2009, the day after Yom Kippur — before I’d had a chance to commit any new sins — I went for my annual mammogram and found out I had breast cancer.

Letty Cottin Pogrebin’s book on etiquette among the infirm grew out of her own encounter with cancer. Mike Lovett
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