In Memorium Robin Williams

The death of Robin Williams after decades of his iconic talent as a comedian and an actor is a tragic loss for our nation and indeed for the world. He had a lot to say and loads more to give. His mad humor was acutely true and mischievously direct. Manic talent is often accompanied with tragic flaws and Robin William’s flaw was chronic depression. He treated it in a variety of ways for most of his life, all of which ultimately failed. Let us respectfully conclude his life as truly and directly as he would have treated us – Robin did not die of suicide; he died of depression.
Zichrono Livracha! May his memory be for a blessing! Or as Robin would have probably quipped, “Nanu Nanu.”


By Glenn Jacob

Rabbi, Community Leader, Fundraiser, Board Development, Non-profit management, strategic planning, educator, writer, and editor.

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