Two years ago when I was in Toronto, I spent an hour at the bedside of a courageous young man who was fighting for his life against the nasty "big C" disease. He had all the "Garden" books by his bedside and knew them well. Avi Silver was an emuna-inspiration to all of us. I just found out today that he left the physical world a week ago, on Sunday the 18th of Shvat (Jan. 19, 2014). Breslev Israel, the Beams, and I personally mourn his passing, and convey our heartfelt condolences to our cherished friends the Silver family.
Abie Rotenberg wrote a song in Avi's honor; Avi chose the words, "Hashem, shma bekoli", Hashem listen unto my voice, may Your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. In Avi's loving memory, we'd like to share this with you.
Please say Tehillim and/or recite mishnayot in memory of Chaim Avraham Zalman ben Yitzchok Zev, ob"m.
May the Silvers be comforted among the other mourners of Zion and Yerushalayim, amen.