“Nothing has prepared us, and yet somehow all history conspired to bring us together: two Jewish…”

“Nothing has prepared us, and yet somehow all history conspired to bring us together: two Jewish women brimming with love for one another. So sweet was our delight, it seemed to infuse with meaning the centuries of suffering that had preceded us. “Those who sow in tears will reap in joy.” We were the harvest; our love was the first fruit, the springing forth of life from the ashes of our people.”

Alice Bloch The Law of Return