The kind you’re born with, the kind you choose, the kind that teach Catholic school
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Ellyn Bache’s third novel, The Activist’s Daughter, will be published next month by Spinsters Ink. She lives in Wilmington, North Carolina.
In Russia, my great-grandmother Bubby Tsippi gave birth to eleven children, eight of whom lived. The three who died were fair-haired — which was no surprise, according to my mother, who told me Tsippi believed that dark-haired Jews were sturdy, the descendants of those who had survived the hardships of wandering in the desert during the Exodus.