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Weekly Unscrolled Torah Portion: Sh’Mot

December 24, 2021

“I know a Hebrew nurse,” I called out across the river. I was loud, and my voice sounded ragged to my ears. She looked up from my brother and saw me. What did she see? I had no time to compose myself; I am sure she saw it all. Desperation. Fear. How starved I was for an answer to my offer. And then she nodded.”

Susan Dominus is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She lives in Hastings-on-Hudson with her husband, Alan Burdick, and her boys, Joshua and Leo Burdick.

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