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The hos­tile, ra­bid an­tiJewish en­vi­ron­ment in [South Africa]... is re­flected in the alarm­ingly dec­i­mated Jewish stu­dent pop­u­la­tion in the Theodor Herzl School

I met writer Dvora Waysman a few weeks ago at the cross­ing in Jerusalem’s Beit Hak­erem neigh­bor­hood near the Shufer­sal; I told her then I was a great fan of hers. That sta­tus has in­creased even fur­ther after hav­ing read “The quotes we trea­sure” (Re­flec­tions, Oc­to­ber 18).

“Roses are red...,” “This lit­tle piggy...,” “Men sel­dom make passes...,” Road to... – all were ref­er­ences con­nected to my grow­ing up. Thanks for the mem­o­ries, Mrs. Waysman!

Best wishes for a healthy, pro­duc­tive and happy year.


Dvora Waysman’s ar­ti­cle was, as usual, in­spir­ing and mem­ory-evok­ing. As I read it the quote from Shake­speare that her fa­ther wrote in her au­to­graph book, it seemed so fa­mil­iar – and not from any knowl­edge of Ham­let. I had a flash­back and fished out my own au­to­graph book from 1964 that I haven’t looked at for years, and lo and be­hold, my own late mother – Anne Cur­zon - had writ­ten for me the ex­act same au­to­graph. I was 12 at the time!


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