Sunday, December 30, 2001


I never got a full count of her siblings, but I met all of them, and their pets, and their friends, and their grandparents and great aunt, and their neighbors. Shabbat at Sareet's house was unbelievable and yet somehow exactly what I had envisioned when I signed on: tons of family, lots of sephardi-style praying, intense conversations about philosophy, politics, and Judaism, and way more food than I could even begin to eat. For the two big shabbat meals there were 20some of us sitting at this immensely long table. Impossible to even sample half of the dishes without stuffing myself out of my mind. Goodness, well worth the 4-hour drive each way on consecutive days.