(Editor’s Note: When older Latinas get together, they share their whole lives stories and this Puerto Rican woman was no different.) The Puerto Rican woman told my mother her family’s whole life story…including that her son had married a Jew who, she said, wanted to take all her son’s money. (A Jewess as golddigger?)
My mother didn’t say anything in response. But two hours later, her rabbi walked into the hospital room. The Puerto Rican woman saw him and didn’t say another word to my mother for the rest of her stay.
—Gayle in Jerusalem