Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

We repeat the story generation after generation and cling like drowning people to the hope that the same God who led our forefathers out of Egypt will also rescue us from here, bimheyre-beyemeynu, speedily in our days, amen!

Source: Yenta Mash, “A Seder in the Taiga.” In On the Landing: Stories by Yenta Mash (trans. Ellen Cassedy)

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