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Ann Goldberg

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Ann Goldberg and her family made aliyah from the UK over 35 years ago, and live in Jerusalem. She is a writing coach and gives essay writing workshops by email and on Zoom. She recently published her memoir PATIENT - Taking Tefillah, Emunah and Humor on a Journey to Healing. For more information, visit her website.
He scoured the shops nearby and bought anything that was kosher and edible, and then went into a bookshop to buy some reading material to while away the many free, friendless and family-less hours he would be spending alone in his room.
On that life-changing Friday afternoon in 1939, no one had any idea that Shefford would be their home for six long years.
I was there six days a week for several weeks. No exceptions. It was made quite clear to me that no matter how terrible I felt, I had to have radiation every day.
"There’s this amazing woman, Mom, and she takes care of all the soldiers. Her name’s ‘Doda (Aunty) Mary.’ "
It has to be simple and unadorned, but its significance is far from simple.
She was recuperating from an operation for a broken leg, and though she had been experiencing some occasional breathing problems since the operation, there had been no indication that anything was wrong, apart from her inability to walk.
“Seventy-five years ago, I said this at my grandparents’ Passover table. But since then, I have never heard it until tonight...
As he walked through the long grass, something shiny caught his eye. He bent down and picked up a fragment of china. The most startling thing about the shard was the swastika which formed part of the design.
I stood there like a fool, with tears rolling down my cheeks. Had I forgotten? My baby is getting married...
I settled my mother in at the center, and returned to my hosts’ home in time for the holiday. As I blessed the candles, a wave of gratitude enveloped me...
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