" 'Closure' is a concept foreign to Jewish tradition. It is an overwhelmingly secular, modern, and arrogant idea — that one, by an act of will, manipulation, or aggression can 'complete' a disturbing experience.

"This mythical mechanical completion means triumph over: fate, chance, anger, grief, or injustice, and is achievable only through oblivion or repression.

"The struggle to deal with an unjust, confusing, incomprehensible world does not impede our life; it is our life.

"Bereshit, the very beginning of the Torah, counsels that there is and will be no completion, there is no 'closure,' and that this lack is not to be decried but, in fact, celebrated."