Dear Friends,

This morning, my brother passed away. Those of you who know me personally, or have been following this blog know that my brother Gilad has been battling cancer for the past three years. In accordance with Jewish custom, I won’t be listening to any music for the month of mourning.

I don’t know how often I will be updating in the next few weeks, but I do want you to do a few things for me. First of all, listen to these songs I’m posting. These are the songs that he and I have used to get through this difficult time. Secondly, please leave your thoughts in the comments or email them to me. Finally, please check out Gilad’s blog. I know he only posted a few times, but his posts are clever and well written – written as only a smart 19-year-old with cancer can possibly write.

So long for now, and I’ll be back soon.

Pearl Jam – Daughter/It’s Ok

Dispatch – Hey Hey

U2 – One

7 responses to “Gilad

  1. My hart is with you

  2. My hart is with you-
    המקום ינחם אתכם עם שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים ולא תוסיפו לדאבה עוד

  3. take care and thank you for the time and everything.

  4. Amanda Schuster

    one of my favorite memories of gilad is one of him playing hey hey on his guitar in the senior lounge, and we all sang with him and harmonized……tried to harmonize. So peaceful so serene……..if only I could go back and just savor that moment a little more.

  5. Hey Ariel,

    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak with you over the weak. We are so sorry for your loss. We definitely feel it too. It has been a real inspiration watching you and the greater Schwartz family throughout the unfortunate process. I hope to catch up with everyone soon.

    המקום ינחם אתכם בתול שאר אבלי ציון וירושלים

  6. I’m so sorry

    I started following you on Twitter last year, because you were going to live-tweet a PJ show, afertwards I started reading your great blog and…

    I read the news this morning, my heart goes out to you. So sorry for your loss…
    My deepest condolences from Buenos Aires

  7. Ariel – Hamakom yenachem etchem betoch shaar avalei zion veYerushalyim. Thanks for sharing all your thoughts, we are with you, and wish your family comfort and compassion in your time of pain.