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By Alfonso E. & Nicola Spinosa Perez Sanchez

ISBN-10: 0870996479

ISBN-13: 9780870996474

A quantity which celebrates the four-hundredth anniversary of the start of Jusepe de Ribera by way of bringing jointly
60 of the artists maximum work, together with The Clubfooted Boy, The Drunken Silenus,
The Martyrdom of Saint Philip and The Holy kin with Saints Anne and Catherine of Alexandria.

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Are you afraid to look like the mother of the groom? ” How insightful she was. indd 32 4/11/12 3:38 PM to look like the mother of the groom, wearing a pastel beaded gown with a little fringe of pastel adornment perched on coiffed hair, and shiny gold wedding shoes with sensible heels. Indeed, I would rather have looked like a nomad from the sultry desert. “Mom, I said patiently, “We’re now at the wedding of your first grandson. For years we have waited for this day. We’ve been planning for months.

We did not think of the word “spinster” as politically incorrect in those days—only nisht farinz gedacht (not for us such a fate). I made sure that I would not be doomed: I got engaged at age seventeen. I knew that everyone would be especially relieved if I got married first, before my sisters. How would it look at my sisters’ weddings if I, the oldest Greenfield girl, was not married? AS I WROTE in my proclamation for The Women’s Section, Baba never thought I would marry a businessman. From the time I was fourteen, she would repeat, “Hindele velt nemen a Talmid chacham,” and she was right.

I lied. ” I did not know what was meant by “cunning,” though. Tricky smartness? All I knew was that never, ever would I, or my right hand, forget Jerusalem. When my name was called, I woke out of my reverie and was ushered into a small room. Someone sat me down, held my arm, and stuck a needle in it; I saw bright red liquid filling up the snaky plastic tubing and I fainted. When I came to, there was my mother’s shul friend, Mrs. Charlotte Wexler, staring down at me as I lay on a narrow cot. Charlotte was a big woman, and she hovered over me like a giant.

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