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My Father’s Voice

June 21, 2022

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My parents were both born in eastern Europe, my father just before and my mother just after World War I. Life was fragile, and especially so for Jews. They each made it to the US, my mother alone at age eight and my father at age 13, with a falsified birth certificate so that he […]

My Father’s Tallis

June 14, 2011

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Life in the Boomer Lane’s dad was born in Poland, seven years before the start of World War I.  In addition to the massive upheaval going on throughout Eastern Europe at the time, it was additionally dangerous to be a Jew.  And to be a poverty-stricken Jew at such time indicated the potential for a very […]