If you only know Amy Winehouse, the performer, and knew nothing of her family background, this isn’t the type of photo you’d expect to see at her funeral. Yarmulkes aren’t usually linked with cremation. But as the juxtaposition of two Old Testament weekly biblical portions in Leviticus infers, after they die they are holy.
Albert Einstein’s Annus Mirabilis in Physics was 1905 with the publication of four classic papers. Amy Winehouse’s Annus Mirabilis in Music came in 2008 where, at the Grammys, she won best record of the year, best song of the year, and best new artist of the year, an icon of a different sort.
A soulful Jewish Brit, Winehouse’s signature song was Rehab, and her lyrics were the death of her: They tried to make me go to rehab, I said “No, no, no” … He’s tried to make me go to rehab I won’t go, go, go … And now she’s gone. Her mother knew it was only a matter of time until the drugs that fueled her music would get the better of her. Mothers always know these things, paticularly a mother who is also a pharmacist.