24 December 2016

After two days of travels including an eight hour layover in Iceland and a night in Baltimore, I finally arrived in Alabama where I was greeted by my parents and Majd.

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I was thrilled to receive for Hanukah the samovar brought to America by my Lapidus ancestors in 1892- a reminder that mementos of the past are not restricted to the shtetl, but remain with us across continents and generations.

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