Please meet Lyuba. She was happy to meet us. She even offered us some fresh danishes that she had made herself. Or rather, like the good Jewish grandmother that she is, she stuffed them into our hands before we had a chance to explain that our special diet did not allow for them. Lyuba has all kinds of little pets in her house. She also has a piano upon which Sholom Ber happily banged out some familiar Jewish tunes. We think that the pets liked the music as well.

Lyuba would love to move to Israel, but until that happens she is here, and we are happy to have been here with her.