Judy Temes’s memoir is Girl Left Behind, about being left in her native Hungary for five years as a child while her parents sought to establish a new life in New York.
Ronit Plank’s memoir is When She Comes Back, about her childhood after her mother left to follow guru/cult leader Baghwan Shree Rajneesh.
“When a writer is born into a family, the family is finished.” The quote is attributed to Czeslaw Milosz.
Podcast intro and outro chords by Bina Alhadeff
This week’s parasha is Vayelech.
Candlelighting in Seattle is at 7:12 pm.