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Chana Sharfstein

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Chana Sharfstein, an expert on Scandinavian Jewish history, is a noted author, educator and tour guide. Raised and educated in Stockholm, Sweden, Chana is a retired member of the New York City school system, and a docent at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Center of Jewish History.
In 1964 this condition was virtually unknown, still in its infancy. I was overwhelmed, and unsure of how I would cope.
The saleswoman halted and looked at us, somewhat startled. "What did you say?" she questioned me as she turned to Sharone; the cross around her neck swung back and forth on its thin gold chain.
The Rebbe’s words on retirement
The Rebbe asked about my uncle. I responded by saying that he was well, thank G‑d, and had just retired. The Rebbe shook his head. In Yiddish, he said, “Retired—what does that mean?”
To my great surprise, the Rebbe asked me about my very personal plans, about my dating to get married.
We were supposed to be back home in New York by now, but a heavy snowfall there made it impossible for any planes to land...
It was raining very, very hard. I would never have gone out, but it was the final day to pay some bills and I had to get to the bank.
It was just a postcard with a simple message, but to me it was a wonderful Chanukah present
"Quite a change, is it not?" said Abraham with a pleased smile on his face. "Yes, quite a change," the Rebbe sadly replied
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