Carol Oseran Starin
God created people because God loves stories—Elie Wiesel, The Gates of the Forest
Jonathan Safran Foer wrote that Jews have 6 senses, the usual 5 plus one more—memory. (Everything Is Illuminated).
At this time of year when Jews throughout the world prepare for Pesah we tend to remember the sedarim of our past.
I’ll never forget the seders of my childhood at Nanny and Gramps’ apartment in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood. Approaching the building we could see that all four floors of windows were steamy. The minute we opened the lobby door, the smell of gefilte fish smacked us in the face. It stunk up the lobby. It surrounded us in the elevator.