*This is not an error; I included the top of the next page in order to finish a paragraph and to leave you, Beautiful People, in suspense. The synagogue story will continue next week.
11. Mazel Tov – Congratulations (lit. Good Luck)
12. Yizkor – prayer in commemoration of the dead, recited on the last days of the Three Festivals and on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement (lit. He shall remember…)
13. NEP (New Economic Policy) – a system of privatization introduced by Lenin in 1922 to help boost the fledgling soviet economy.
14. Oistrakh, David – world-famous violinist who was born in Odessa and who started out as a childhood prodigy. His name became synonymous with the notion of a “wunderkind.”
15. Nikeyveh – prostitute.
Whenever I hear this beautiful song, I can’t help but think about my grandparents who were just as much in love with each other 59 years later, as on the day of their wedding.
The next course coming to the holiday table is soup: