All You Need Is…
While we were putting this issue together, Editor-in-Chief
They are both Holocaust survivors, Esther told me, who hail from the same small town in
This may not sound like the most romantic beginning, but her parents are still together 61 years later. Her mother sets out her father’s coffee cup and cereal bowl every night before she goes to bed. Her dad prefers her mom’s chicken soup and stuffed cabbage to anyone else’s.
This past Valentine’s Day, Esther’s father, to the tremendous surprise of their family and friends, gave her mother a bouquet of apricot-colored roses. When a neighbor asked, “What happened? What made you buy your wife flowers?” his answer was straightforward: “I love her.”
“Sweet and simple—like a long and happy marriage,” their daughter says. And when I asked Miriam Arond,