At the beginning of this week, Meir Shitrit was informed by a rabbi that after waiting 36 years for his missing brother Nissim to come home, he can finally sit shiva and say kaddish for him.
Read that sentence again. It sounds full of compassion. A spiritual leader informing a bereaved relative of a close family member's death and advising him he can start the ancient religious mourning ritual. Only it isn’t.