As a child of Russian-Jewish immigrants, I appreciate this poem so much. The merging of language, culture, and location is familiar and beautiful. Brought tears to my eyes.
Julia, your poem is exquisite, raw, evocative and poignant: as Yom Kippur approaches, your words are particularly sharp, and I recall my own Polish/Russian-Jewish grandma. Thank you,יוליה, תודה רבה לשיר שלך