Dustin Diamond, dead at 44

Actor and comedian Dustin Diamond succumbed to carcinoma, a form of malignant cancer just three weeks after being diagnosed. Diamond played Screech on the hit teen show Saved by the Bell. Many of our children grew up watching the hit series featuring a cast of students in high school.

We pray Baruch dayan ha’emet which means Blessed is the true judge. Blessed are You, L‑rd our G‑d, King of the universe, the True Judge. Diamond was Jewish by faith.

It is Jewish tradition that the written name of our father in heaven not be spelled out, so a letter is always omitted in writing so that if the document is ever destroyed, the name of the father is not destroyed.